To be a centre of excellence that supports artists with intellectual disabilities, promoting their work and advocating for inclusion within contemporary art practice.
We’ve been promoting the work of artists with an intellectual disability since 1974, developing our studio and gallery to further artists’ place in society and the art world.
Arts Project Australia supports artists in the studio by:
Encouraging individual artistic expression and personal style, providing high quality materials and a range of media promoting the work as integral to the broad spectrum of contemporary art connecting with other artists, studios and galleries
The Arts Project Australia studio is an open environment, and encourages artists to develop an original and authentic artistic voice, supported by artsworkers who provide feedback and critical advice.
Here, art is not taught, but rather the innate creative direction and approach of each artist is nurtured to elicit works of personal meaning and style.
Work is promoted on its aesthetic and artistic merits amongst the wider arts community, and many of the artists enjoy participation in mainstream exhibitions and events.