When the Carnegie Main Street Traders and LXRA (Level Crossing Removal Authority) wanted to put a smile on the faces of their local community during their station upgrades who did they call? Scope!
Mayor Anthony Athanasopoulos of Glen Eira wanted to promote community inclusion, to “prove what we can do when we get together as a community”.
The project started two years ago after the Pride of Place art project organisers saw the beautiful artwork of our Scope artists at Carnegie Lifestyle Options.
“Anyone with any disability whatsoever can do whatever they want to contribute to our community” says Mayor Athanasopoulos.
Scope artists worked on their creative pieces once a week for two years with the help of volunteers and Scope staff.
The Pride of Place ‘Butterfly’ art project was chosen to contribute to the art that has already been created throughout Carnegie.
The theme of butterflies was chosen for this project because around the world they are a symbol for joy, endurance, change, hope and the journey of life.
This project helped the Scope artists to develop their creativity and be included in the wider community. Our artists used different mediums such as paint, mosaics and other materials on wooden butterflies and trees.
Photo, top: Front row, from left to right: Scope artists Barb Edis, Matt Timms, Michelle Cooling, and Sheryl McInnerney at the launch. Vicki Armstrong and Angela Cuthbert were also part of the group but were unable to be at the presentation.
The artworks created by Scope Carnegie Lifestyle Options participants.