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Winners of the 2017 As We Are Art Award were recently announced at the exhibition opening. For those that missed the opening night here they are:
As We Are in partnership with Nulsen Disability Services, the City of Fremantle and Mosaic Community Care held the 6th Disability and the Arts Forum, “Artist Product Lines: Expanding Your Art Practice, Income and Audience” on the 29 July 2016 at the Pakenham Street Art Space (PSAS) in Fremantle.
While exhibiting artwork in exhibitions and galleries is an integral component of being a successful artist, the forum focused on developing and selling an art product line as another significant way to expand one’s creative practice as well as your income and audience.
Artist Valda Petersen talking at the Forum
There were four inspiring speakers at the forum including two Western Australian artists who have an intellectual disability and two arts industry professionals. The speakers shared their experience of developing successful product lines that reflected one’s unique artistic style, including: deciding what product/s to create and materials to use; creating the products, including sourcing materials; naming, labelling and packaging products; pricing and selling art products; maintaining a customer base; as well as product successes, failures and lessons learnt:
Please click on the links above to view the relevant speaker presentations. For further information about the forum speakers and topics you can download a copy of the Forum Flyer here.
One of artist Rebecca Johnston’s colourful ceramic dogs ‘Pipa’
Following the forum was a two-day Pop-Up Art Shop where forum attendees as well as members of the community had the opportunity to see first-hand, as well as purchase, art products from a select number of As We Are artists including: Katrina Barber, Justin Carter, Clive Colander, Gillian Deague, Aimee Dickson, Peter Dixon, Rebecca Johnston, Janine Noonan, Valda Petersen, Jane Ryan and The Corner Shop artists. The Pop-Up Art Shop was a great success! Please click here to download a flyer for the Pop-Up Art Shop.
Winners of the 2016 As We Are Art Award were recently announced at the exhibition opening. For those that missed the opening night here they are:
In October 2015 As We Are launched a series of Christmas cards designed by a selection of As We Are artists.
The cards feature various Christmas-inpsired designs (think Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, the Christmas Grinch, an Aussie beach Christmas…) and come in packs of five different designs.
Winners of the 2015 As We Are Art Award were recently announced at the exhibition opening. For those that missed the opening night here they are:
As We Are is running a series of art workshops this September-October school holidays for children and young people who have an intellectual disability aged 6-17 years. Participants will learn a variety of experimental art techniques and a variety of fun materials will be explored. Read more…
The latest edition of the As We Are Newsletter – July 2015 – is now available!
Winners of the Act Belong Commit 2013 As We Are Art Award were recently announced at the exhibition opening. For those that missed the opening night here they are:
This grant is for young artists with disability (aged 16 – 25). Applications are currently open and close 5pm, 25 October 2013. Funding is available for small projects (up to $2,000), medium projects (up to $5,000) and large projects (up to $10,000). The funding can be used for art materials, equipment, costs related to an arts mentor and other expenses related to your nominated arts project.
YMCA HQ Gallery is looking for artists to exhibit in 2013. The gallery is free to hire for artists under 26 who earn less than $30,000 a year. Artists over 25 or who earn more than $30,000 a year, can also hire the space for a nominal $100 per week.