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MS Otago Throwing Another Wobbly?

Press release: Otago Multiple Sclerosis Society
Date: May 1st 2006

MS Otago Throwing Another Wobbly?

Yes, the Otago MS Society is once again accepting art-works for its “Wobbly Arts Exhibition” on paper or canvas, photography and collage, sculpture and ceramics, from people with multiple sclerosis throughout New Zealand.

The exhibition will open from the 28th August to the 4th of September “It's been timed to lead up to the National MS Awareness Week from the 2nd to the 9th September 2006”, event organiser, Beverly Glenn says.

On view to the public from the 28th August to the 4th September, 10.00 a.m. till 5.00 pm, the exhibition will be formally opened at the Dunedin Community Gallery, Princes Street, Dunedin on Sunday 27th August. This year’s guest artist is Aston Greathead from Marlborough; a mixed media painter in watercolour and oils.

The first very successful Otago NZ Wobbly Arts exhibition in 2005 showcased the art of a diverse group of 25 artists with MS, working in a wide range of media and styles.

Multiple Sclerosis or ‘MS’, affects approximately 3,500 people in NZ, with about 55% being female and 45% male.

This exhibition aims to promote awareness of MS and encourage people with MS to participate and display their creative talents”, Beverly says. “20% of each art work sold will go to the Otago MS Society. The Society provides practical and personal assistance, information, support and education for people with MS.”

Anyone with MS interested in exhibiting their works at the Wobbly Arts Exhibition in Dunedin in late August/September this year, or wanting to know more, should contact Beverly Glenn, phone (03) 473 9119 or email glennhouse@xtra.co.nz for more information.


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