World Innovation & Creativity Day falls on 21 April and is an opportunity to celebrate the important role of creativity and innovation in all aspects of human development.
For more than 30 years, Multicap’s Monte Lupo Art Centre has provided employment opportunities to people with disability through the creation of beautiful art works in a distinctive style.
Monte Lupo artists are encouraged to embrace their creativity and team work and embody the principles of World Creativity and Innovation Day.
General Manager of Creative Arts at Multicap, Fiona Haynes, has been with the studio for most of its life.
“I’ve been at Monte Lupo for 24 years and originally, when I started, our pottery was available only in the Monte Lupo shop,” said Fiona.
Since then, Monte Lupo has expanded in size and regularly exhibits its works at art galleries across Queensland.
In spite of this growth, the studio has kept its core style.
Monte Lupo’s art is inspired by a small pottery village nestled in the hills of Tuscany, known as Montelupo Fiorentino, famous for a centuries-old tradition of producing brightly coloured and boldly designed pottery in a collaborative process.
“Our philosophies have remained the same, we’ve simply just grown. We’ve got a wider reach and are well known in the arts community”, Fiona said.
Monte Lupo produces a diverse range of artworks such as ceramic, textile and homeware creations. Through the artistic process, our assisted employee artists personally manage the production process, from conception to completion.
The studio continues to gain national recognition for its beautiful array of artwork and proudly acts as the launching pad for many of our artists individual careers.