Every year field curates the Rob McNamara Exhibition, which includes mixed media works by artists with and without disability. The exhibition is held in a well established gallery in Melbourne's premier arts precinct. The artworks are shown without differentiation to promote and embody inclusiveness.
“It’s important to me to be seen as an artist first and to have my art taken seriously in the mainstream, not just in a disability context,” says artist Larissa MacFarlane. “This exhibition is about the art; it’s not about being segregated or pitied.”
field feels strongly about using the arts as an innovative way of engaging people in learning and development, and for personal growth and understanding. We choose themes to both inspire creativity and to encourage people – both artists and audience – to think deeply and perhaps differently.
field is committed to creating a more inclusive society by encouraging a culture of learning, as was Rob McNamara; husband, father, disability activist and passionate Collingwood supporter. field is proud to name this exhibition after him.