EVENTS

Gallery Poster

FEBRUARY 19th  - 28th (Illawarra, NSW)

Project Contemporary Artspace - 255 Keira St Wollongong

 

We’re proud to present a very special photographic exhibition from Celebrate T21 in February, celebrating the lives of more than 100 incredible people with Down syndrome across Australia.

Featuring beautiful images captured by more than 60 photographers around the country, the photos celebrate the diversity of people with Down syndrome from pregnancy through to childhood and into adulthood.

Celebrate T21 is a small business based in the Illawarra, which operates a national community service: supporting and advocating for people with Down syndrome and their families.

The exhibition by Celebrate T21 is an opportunity to shine a light on the lives of people with Down syndrome, also known as Trisomy 21, and also to remove outdated stigmas around the condition.

Celebrate T21 have produced two beautiful photo books to celebrate the lives and experiences of families who have a member with Down syndrome through wonderful photos and heartfelt stories - an Australian version of the book was published in 2018, and a UK version for British charity Wouldn’t Change a Thing in 2019.

This exhibition is a sneak peek into the newest Celebrate T21 photobook, which is due to be launched on World Down Syndrome Day, 21 March 2021.

The book will feature photos of more than 170 amazing people with Down syndrome and their families, and these books are gifted to families receiving a prenatal or postnatal (up to three months) diagnosis of Down syndrome, as part of a gorgeous Celebrate T21 gift pack.

“Our hope is to provide all families with a new diagnosis of Down syndrome in Australia with this very special gift pack, which welcomes them into the supportive Celebrate T21 community, and provides comfort when it is most needed” - Stephanie Rodden, founder, Celebrate T21.

The exhibition has been made possible through fundraising by the families who feature in the book, and more than 2,000 copies of the book will be distributed for free across Australia by organisations such as Down Syndrome Australia, Heart Kids, T21 Mum Network Australia, 321 Pregnancy Care, 21 Gifts and through doctors and specialists.

Opening Night VIP/MEDIA (Ticketed)
Friday 19th Feb
Session 1: 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Session 2: 8:00pm - 9:45pm


Sat 20th
Session 1: 12pm - 1:45pm
Session 2: 2:15 - 4:00pm

Sun 21st
Session 1: 12pm - 1:45pm
Session 2: 2:15 - 4:00pm

Wed 24th 11pm -1:00pm
Session 1: 11:00 - 12:45pm
Session 2: 1:15 - 3:00pm
Session 3: 3:15 - 5:00pm

Thurs 25th 11pm – 5pm
Session 1: 11:00 - 12:45pm
Session 2: 1:15 - 3:00pm
Session 3: 3:15 - 5:00pm

Friday 26th 11pm – 5pm
Session 1: 11:00 - 12:45pm
Session 2: 1:15 - 3:00pm
Session 3: 3:15 - 5:00pm

Sat 27th 12pm – 4pm Family and Friends Celebration (Ticketed)
Session 1: 12pm - 1:45pm
Session 2: 2:15 - 4:00pm


Sunday 28th Feb 12pm – 4pm FINAL DAY
Session 1: 12pm - 1:45pm
Session 2: 2:15 - 4:00pm


 

MARCH 21st WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY 2021

HOSTED BY Celebrate T21 in the Illawarra - details end FEB

Want to host your own with family and friends?

Registrations will open end of Feb for virtual events around Australia. 

 

Celebrate T21 is calling out to all its families and friends to pack your baskets, pull out a rug, indulge a little on scrumptious goods and connect with each other this World Down Syndrome day and help spread the word about our important cause and raise some funds for our #celebratet21giftpacks, too.

Once registered we will send you out a digital “picnic basket” of goods for you to use in promotion and on the day and highly encourage our picnickers to share their snaps online under the hashtag #picnicparade and tagging @CelebrateT21.

We would love for you to be able to collect a gold coin donation or sell socks to help Celebrate T21 continue to send out its gift packs and books to new and expectant parents.  

 

To order your socks click here:

 Sock Fundraiser for World Down Syndrome Day – CelebrateT21