Several hundred people attended a poetry reading and book launch of the Trembling Man – Two Artists and a Poet Exhibition at the Royal Botanical Gardens on 9 July to raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease and over $7000 for Shake It Up.
Poet Paolo Totaro collaborated with artists Juliet Holmes à Court and Ruth Levine to tell stories of his life including his diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease. Paolo’s beautiful poetry was brought to life in Juliet’s sensitive and artistic paintings and an inspiring collection of painted vessels by Ruth Levine.
“The exhibition and book launch has been a resounding success with people through the door, awakening their consciousness to Parkinson’s disease and research,” said Ruth Levine.
Thank you to Paolo, Juliet and Ruth from all of us at Shake It Up for your support and creativity in drawing attention to Parkinson’s disease and the need for research.
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Photo credit – Toby Evans / Toby Centre Photography