Zalie donates her art to Noah’s Ark

14 May 2019

Zalie Joanne Lynn balloons

Sixteen-year-old Zalie Copeland presented her artwork 'Balloons' to the Noah’s Ark team in Bundoora.

Zalie loves to express herself through art as a form of communication. She and her twin brother, Flynn, both have Autism Spectrum Disorder and attended Noah’s Ark (previously EPIC) as pre-schoolers between 2005-2007.

At that time, Bundoora Team Leader Lynn Duncan was the consultant Speech Pathologist to Zalie’s key worker, and both Zalie, Flynn and their family attended groups that Noah’s Ark ran, as well as receiving home and community visits as required.

Zalie now attends Concord School in Bundoora and is an accomplished artist. She has had her work exhibited in community fine art galleries, universities and cafés across Melbourne and The Art of Autism in California in January this year.

Zalie’s mum Joanne reiterated the importance of the early assistance she received. She was keen to share that Zalie and Flynn are both doing well at their respective schools and have just been successful obtaining their driver learner permits.

Read more about Zalie's story

Some of Zalie’s Exhibitions:

  • Our Lady Help of Christians, Eltham – November 2011
  • Café Zen Den, Eltham – March/April 2014
  • Eltham South Fine Art Gallery –September/October 2014
  • LaTrobe University – April/May 2015
  • Eltham South Fine Art Gallery – August/September 2015
    Melbourne Convention Centre – May 2016
  • Volumes Café & Giftshop—April 2017
  • Northpark Private Hospital – August 2017 ongoing
    Hoyts Cinemas – April 2018
  • Dynamic Vegies and Café – September 2018

Latest news

instagram facebook linkedin youtube