It was a proud day for three men supported by Scope at the Inspire Awards, an annual award ceremony organised by the Funds in Court division of the Supreme Court of Victoria. It recognises outstanding achievements of individuals with a disability.
Greg Muir was announced as the winner of the Best Achievements in Arts (Visual) for his prolific body of artwork and his work with the Weave Movement Theatre, a hybrid dance and theatre performance company.
The award was unexpected says Greg, who has been painting for over 45 years.
“At first I didn’t know who nominated me until I went up the ramp, and now I know it was Scope and Arts Access.
“I was very proud of myself receiving the award for the best artist. This means I can buy more paints and canvases to paint more. And, it means I have achieved something for the hard work that I’m doing.”
You can see Greg’s art and find out about upcoming exhibitions on his Facebook page.
Adam Barry and Cam West won the Best Achievement in Sport and Recreation Team Award for their efforts in creating and pioneering Balloon Football League (BFL), a modified version of AFL for people using powered and manual wheelchairs.
Adam and Cam said: “It feels amazing! It’s a great honour.”
BFL has come a long way since the pair developed it over twenty years ago, but the friends still have big dreams for the game – they want to see people across Australia playing balloon footy.
Header image: Greg Muir with the Executive Director of Arts Project Australia Sue Roff at the Inspire Awards.