VOL. 17 – NO.3
Creative Parkinson’s visual arts and poetry This upcoming Parkinson’s Awareness Week (1 to 7 November, 2014) Parkinson’s New Zealand is calling on New Zealanders who back our cause to get behind our Living with Parkinson’s creative competition to raise awareness. (For updates on Awareness Week events and activities around the country, readers should visit www.parkinsons.org.nz).
CATEGORIES • PHOTOGRAPHY - an image that illustrates an aspect of living with Parkinson’s. • PAINTING OR DRAWING - upload a photo of your artwork that illustrates the theme Living with Parkinson’s. • POETRY - write a poem about living with Parkinson’s.
STREAMS You can either create an artwork or poem or vote for your favourite entries at www.parkinsons.org.nz . If you or anyone you know has an artistic bent or may just want to explore their creative self, we’re encouraging people to contemplate what living with Parkinson’s means. Then, they can express their ideas through one or more of the following media: the visual arts of photography, painting, or drawing; or through poetry.
• People who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s • Non Parkinsonian - people who have not been diagnosed with Parkinson’s.
“We thought it would be fun to have a winner of each of the visual categories selected by the public and another winner selected by one of the esteemed judges we have,” said Parkinson’s NZ Chief Executive, Deirdre O’Sullivan. The poems will be judged by New Zealand’s poet laureate, Vincent O’Sullivan. The judge in the paintings category is Wellington artist and author, Barbara Strathdee, and Wellington photographer, Mike Clare, is the photography judge. The winning entries will feature in the December Parkinsonian. Participants can simply post a good image of their photo, painting or drawing to the website. There are two streams, one for people who have Parkinson’s and another for those who don’t.
To keep up with our competition keep an eye out for updates at www.parkinsons.org.nz or follow us at www.facebook/parkinsonsnz or Twitter: @parkinsonsnz
Published on Oct 23, 2014