Winning artworks go on show in Worthing

Regional organiser Steve Saunders, right, with members and supporters from the Sussex group of Myaware SUS-150814-154410001
Regional organiser Steve Saunders, right, with members and supporters from the Sussex group of Myaware SUS-150814-154410001

WINNING artwork by people with a rare neuro-muscular condition have gone on show in Worthing.

The exhibition by the charity Myaware was one of 20 at different locations across the country and overseas, celebrating the work of people with myasthenia gravis.

Flame of the Forest Nigeria by Chinwe Chukwuogo Roy SUS-150814-154505001

Flame of the Forest Nigeria by Chinwe Chukwuogo Roy SUS-150814-154505001

Members and supporters of the Sussex group of Myaware were among visitors to Teville Gate House, in Railway Approach, yesterday.

Regional organiser Steve Saunders explained the same pieces were on show at all the exhibition, meaning the display was formed of photographs of the originals.

It was put together with the support of Life With Art, which holds regular art workshops at the venue, having been established in 2010 to help young and disabled people across the UK through education in the arts.

Among the exhibits were paintings, photographs, sculptures, collages and poetry.

Hare by Joanne Wilks SUS-150814-154453001

Hare by Joanne Wilks SUS-150814-154453001

Also included were two pieces by the late Chinwe Chukwuogo-Roy, a visual artist who had myasthenia gravis. She was born in Nigeria and became one of Africa’s foremost artists, as well as a major contributor to British art.

Mr Saunders said: “We are very privileged to be able to show two pieces of Chinwe’s work in our LIfe With Art exhibition and thank her family for allowing us to do so.”

Myasthenia gravis is a rare condition that affects about 10,000 people in the UK, yet is largely unknown and often goes undiagnosed.

It can affect anyone and the number of reported cases in children is on the increase. There is no existing cure and control by medication is the best that can be done.

Donald Blythe's photograph, High and Dry, Awaiting the Tide SUS-150814-154443001

Donald Blythe's photograph, High and Dry, Awaiting the Tide SUS-150814-154443001

For more information, contact Steve Saunders on 01323 404066, email steve.saunders@myaware.org or visit www.myaware.org

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