BEING wheelchair-bound hasn’t stopped Trevor Williams from doing what he loves.
In fact, the co-owner of B1 Gallery still manages to dance, sail and meet new people – albeit through Second Life.
“I know what it’s like to have your life turned around, going from being totally independent to wheelchair dependent,” Mr Williams said.
“It’s been a boon for me to have the experience of Second Life and I have found it quite exciting to explore and meet new people.”
From this weekend, the Ballarat community will be offered a glimpse into the world of Second Life through a new exhibition to be launched at B1 Gallery.
Uberverse: Art From A Virtual World features art generated from the digital online world for display in the real world. Mr Williams said it was the first time he knew of a virtual art exhibition becoming available for public viewing in Ballarat.
The exhibition, curated by Mr Williams’ brother, will feature images from three Second Life artists Morgana Nagorski, Kato Salyut and Sledge Roffo all of whom offer a glimpse into virtual reality.
“I will be encouraging people, particularly disabled people, to learn about and engage with Second Life because it might open their lives up somewhat,” Mr Williams said.