Peter Rowe

Author, Artist, Illustrator, Presenter, Motivational Speaker


I am very passionate about educating people and raising awareness about inclusion, diversity and the importance of community connections. I believe that when people are connected to and part of their community they are more likely to feel valued and less likely to become isolated.

Through various public speaking engagements, community events, art exhibitions and visits to schools, I am able to share my story and message and hopefully be part of changing social perceptions. I am proud to be role model and advocate for people with a disability and to be part of helping others to understand that disability is not a barrier to achievement. When you look beyond the label and see the person and the abilities, you see all that is possible.

  • Upcoming Events

    Thrive, Creative Health Forum

    6 Apr 2018

    I feel very honoured to be one of the guest speakers on the 2nd day of this very important forum. I am also very excited to be given the opportunity to exhibit my work which showcases the important role art has played in allowing me to find my voice and…

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    2018 Immanuel Arts Festival

    24 May 2018

    I am once again looking forward to being part of the Immanuel Arts Festival. Now in its 38th year, the Immanuel Arts Festival is a leading event on the Sunshine Coast cultural calendar. Open to student, emerging and established artists from across the Sunshine Coast region and beyond, artists enter…

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  • Latest Media

    Celebration of Life: Peter Rowe’s Success with Facilitated Communication

    Peter Rowe is an eloquent communicator. When he speaks about his family, his upbringing, or his life, his words paint a picture; which is fitting for someone who has been painting beautiful works of art for over ten years. Peter isn’t just an artist. If you ask him to introduce…

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    Peter Rowe-Connecting through art

    Hello, my name is Peter Rowe, I am an Author, Artist and Presenter, and yes, I just happen to have Down syndrome. I was born with Down syndrome and other conditions that limit my verbal ability, although I have never felt limited nor defined by this. I may not have…

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