Kiama Bats for Willo Exhibition

Nov 21, 2017

On the 17th January 2018 an Exhibition of over 50 bats from artists within the Kiama community will be showcased and auctioned. If ever the phrase “from little things big things grow” was her more evident  .. it is now.

An incredible and eclectic collection of art and sculptures all created around the humble cricket bat.

Organised by Kathryn O’Brien from the Beachside Emporium, she has along with her sister Janelle have brought together this incredibly connected community to support Willo and help raise funds for his new business and the future of many other young people living with special needs.

Nick Rheinberger will host the event, as he has done from the very start. Nick has been a wonderful advocate for Will and our kids and the event would not be the same with out him.

Many local restaurants have come on board including: Minnamurra Cafe, Little Blowhole Art Bar Kiama, Penny Whistlers Cafe Kiama, The Brooding Italian, The Hungry Monkey Cafe, Centrepoint Pizza Kiama, Ritzy Gritz Mexican Stonegrill, Green Canteen and Zias Cafe Kiama whilst the costs with hiring the Pavilion Kiama has generously donated by Purple Curtain Yoga.

All the drinks have been supplied through Kiama Leagues Club, Mountain Ridge Wines and The Sebel Kiama. Accommodation provided to our MC by the Sebel Kiama.

The photography is kindly being offered by Phil Winterton, Peter Izzard and Kyle Coffee.

Our Auctioneer is Terry Dawson and all marketing and social media surrounding the event and at the artists was undertaken by Janelle Matilla Consulting

We are so very grateful to Kathryn and Janelle, the community of Kiama, my friend Maria and importantly, the artists who have given their time so graciously in support of our son.

Willo and his cricket bats have yet again opened the door to a connection which is making a difference beyond our imagination and wholeheartedly embraces the ability in the perceived disability. It is showing that with care and kindness and compassion anything is possible.

Thank you Kiama.



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