Charlie's Alphabet Book
Book Incubator, May 30, 2018 - 54 pages
Charlie Paganin is a young, local Western Australian artist who is on the autism spectrum. His favourite mediums are painting and drawing, and he enjoys the ocean and music. Through his art, Charlie is able to communicate and connect with the community about his world.
His style reflects his temperament, which is bright and honest and full of enthusiasm. One of Autism West's ambassadors, Charlie completed WACE Visual Arts 1AB at Christ Church Grammar School in 2015.
Charlie previously attended Central Institute of Technology (TAFE) in the Art Start course. He exhibited at Mobilia's Exhibition 7, an exhibition of Fritz Hansen Series 7 chairs featuring other Western Australian based artists.
In 2016 Charlie received an Arts Nexus Grant to develop his visual art. Working with art mentors Kate Campbell-Pope, then Zoe Martyn, Charlie explored drawing, painting, bookmaking, screen printing and digital works.
In 2017 Charlie held his first Solo exhibition "Going around in Circles" and also exhibited at the PLC Art Exhibition. Both exhibitions were sold out.
Charlie received a further Nexus grant in 2017 and has used that grant to develop this alphabet book and its accompanying website