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MEDIA RELEASE 4 October 2006

Local mouth-painting artist once again selected for exclusive exhibition
Hamilton mouth-painting artist John Loughnan has been invited to exhibit one of his paintings at the Southwell School Art Exhibition for the second year in a row.

The exhibition, to be held at Southwell School from Friday 27 October to Sunday 29 October, will display the work of artists from Hamilton and Waikato, as well others from around the country. This year marks the 12th anniversary of the exhibition.

Mouth and Foot Painting Artists (MFPA) member John says he is very honoured to have been chosen for the exhibition again this year.

Its quite a special exhibition for me because its invitation only so I feel privileged to be included, John said.

It means a lot to me to be invited to participate on equal terms as a regular mainstream artist. Im very much looking forward to it, he said.

Earlier this year, Johns artistic talent was also recognised when he placed third in the Bruce Hopkins Memorial Art Award in March.

John began painting with a brush held in his mouth shortly after he broke his neck in a mustering accident almost twenty years ago. He has been a Student Member of the MFPA since 1995.

Founded in 1956 by a group of European artists, the MFPA is a self-help organisation which gives people with disabilities the opportunity to fulfil their creative ambitions while still maintaining financial independence by selectively selling their artworks.

To become a member, an artist must qualify by painting using a brush held in either their mouth or foot, having lost the use of their hands through an illness or accident.

For further information on the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists or to place an order contact MFPA on (09) 827 6746.

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For further information contact Aleks Czerwinski on (612) 9413 4244.

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