Colourful painting of underwater life


Tactile art by Olivia Colja


Presented for the Inclusive Arts Week, Unseen is an access exhibition with several tactile works by artist Olivia Colja.

The exhibition investigates that which is often unseen as it relates to our marine environment - underwater life and the environmental impact of human life on coral.

Featuring tactile ceramics, tactle installation art and paintings (audio-described).

A tactile and audio-described tour will take place on Saturday 1 December at 2pm.

Olivia Colja is a Western Australian artist and community advocate. Her recent oil paintings and glass sculptures are inspired by the vibrant and lively landscape of Ninagloo Reef, Exmouth WA. Olivia has spent two trips with her fiancé exploring the reef and creating visual memories of the coral, marine life and coast line.​ Alongside painting and creating artworks, Olivia devotes her time to non-for-profit organisations such as; Autism West, Preventing Violence Against Women and Desperate for Love Dog Rescue. She runs her arts facilitation business and sits on several community boards.

Special thanks to access advisor Zel Iscel. 

  • Date and time

    On show  1 - 8 December 2018. Tactile tour: Sat 1 Dec, 2pm

  • Venue

    Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

  • Register

    FREE to attend. Drop in for exhibition.

  • Enquiries

    [email protected] or
    (+61 8) 6488 3707

Artwork: Olivia Colja, Vibrant Chaos, oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.