Community Arts Work

Tutoring & workshops for people of all abilities.

Meredith works tutoring and conducting workshops for people who have physical and intellectual disabilities, as well as senior citizens, youth and disadvantaged people to learn how to use photography as a form of communication, self expression, advocacy and creativity!

Meredith has been a community arts worker for 5 years and was a former disability support worker for 8 years. She enjoys working with creative people and she strongly believes in the power of photography as a tool for self expression, communication and social change.

Client Focus

Meredith has experience working with people who have limited mobility; moderate intellectual disability; severe intellectual disability; communication difficulties; mental illness; brain injury; and autism.

Ages

Children (0-12yrs), youth (13-17yrs), adults (18-65yrs), aged (65+)

Regions

Sydney Metropolitan: CBD, Inner West, North Shore, Western Suburbs, Eastern Suburbs, St George and Sutherland Shire.

Meredith’s experience includes the development and completion of :

  • A photography workshop for adults with moderate intellectual disability – this included teaching different techniques eg. composition, creating a visual story, capturing texture, pattern, action, portraiture photography and empowering people to capture their own story and to use photography to express themselves, their ideas and emotions.
  • The development of a workshop for people with severe intellectual disabilities and their carers to learn how to use photography as a tool for communication and self expression.
  • 1:1 tutoring – currently Meredith is tutoring a man who has Traumatic Brain Injury, who before his accident was a professional photographer, she is assisting him to regain skills and to take his work to the next level.

“If you are a community group, council, youth worker, NGO or charity and are interested in the power of photography to help people and effect social change or you just want to learn how to take better pictures, then don’t hesitate – drop me a line!”