ArtAbility®

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What is ArtAbility®?

ArtAbility® is an inspiring visual arts program run by ADEC that unites a range of talented artists of all ages, from a variety of cultures who are living with a disability.


Now in its 12th year, the ArtAbility® program is made up of contributing artists, collaborations with other organisations and art workshops. At the end of the year in December, the rich body of artwork that has been produced, forms the basis for our annual ArtAbility® Exhibition at Federation Square.


ArtAbility® showcases multiple artworks from over 100 artists of all ages who are living with a disability or an experience of mental ill health and who come from culturally diverse backgrounds across Victoria.


ArtAbility® provides the contributors the chance to be seen as “Artists” by their peers, families and the community in general while promoting a message of ability rather than disability, strength in diversity and personal empowerment through engagement with the broader community.


Via the ArtAbility® exhibition, we look to provide a platform on which these artists can gain exposure to some 40,000 members of the general public.


You can become involved in ArtAbility®, either as an artist, volunteer or as a sponsor by contacting Clare Dillon (ArtAbility Coordinator) on: (03) 9480 1666 or via email: artability@adec.org.au