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Art Exhibition Exploring Premature Birth by Hervey Bay Artist Emma Thorp

Emma Thorp is a mother and artist and in a new art exhibition has chronicled her personal journey from the birth of her son, born prematurely at 26 weeks, through hospitalisation and continuing therapies and diagnosis with Autism and ADHD.

The exhibition presents an honest look into the effects upon the family unit. It also celebrates the joy that comes with exposure to an Autistic mind. By illustrating her memories, Emma allows a glimpse into a world that can often be very insular, private and all-consuming. She’d love you to join her as her exhibition is streamed live on YouTube on Nov 1st, details below. We are thrilled to be able to support Emma and hope you can tune in.

“Please join me for my  artist floor talk for my exhibition “early” at the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery. This exhibition explores the journey that my family has taken from the time my son was born extremely prematurely (26 weeks), through his diagnosis with ADHD and Autism to the present. Alongside the floor talk, there will also be a morning tea to acknowledge the incredible efforts of parents and carers of children with special needs. Fraser Coast Regional Council has recognised the very isolating nature of parenting children with special needs and understands that it is very difficult to get time to oneself, and as such will film this floor talk and stream it live and interactively on their YouTube Channel on November 1st at 11am. Everyone is welcome. It is my hope that this exhibition will bring awareness to the tireless work we do, and offer a voice to a marginalised section of the community.

Please click on the link to be involved.”

Thank you for your support, Emma Thorp (mother and artist).



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