In 1991 Multicap established the Monte Lupo Social Enterprise to provide a career path for people with disabilities who wished to be gainfully employed in an area encouraging creativity and artistic expression. Today the Monte Lupo studio employs over 19 artists with a disability and five artists to manage and oversee all studio production.
With minimal training, our Monte Lupo artists have developed a very distinct, individual, naïve style. The artists are able to express themselves freely through several medium including sculpture, painting, pottery, and screen printing. Monte Lupo staff find this freedom in the artwork visually inspiring and exciting. In these artists, one can truly see the infinite expanse of human expression.
The Monte Lupo machine operates through individual commitment to a team effort – Creative Collaboration, collaborating to produce the finished product and all that entails from unloading the clay off of the truck to the selling. It’s an opportunity for people with disabilities to contribute to a whole, to be a ‘creative cog’ in a machine that wouldn’t operate without them.
2021 SWELL ARTWORK – The Lightbringers, Monte Lupo
What goes bump in the night?
It is not as scary as it sounds. The Australian landscape is filled with many wonderful creatures, but some of them do not operate in plain daylight. As we sleep, an entire network of creatures carries on around us. Can you spot them and their own little beacons of light?
The Lightbringers is a celebration of our natural world and the many native creatures that call it home.
The Monte Lupo Team:
Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 10-19 September.