Empowering artists with intellectual disability

As We Are is an important Western Australian
community initiative that aims to bring joy and
wellbeing to the lives of artists with
intellectual disability.


As We Are Art Awards

Our annual state-wide exhibition and awards
program showcases the talents of WA artists
with intellectual disability.


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2021 As We Are Awards and Opening Night

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As We Are E-Newsletter – November 2021

Hi As We Are Friend!

The exhibition was packed down last week, ending a very successful and well visited 2-week exhibition at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The Exhibition Opening and Award Presentation Evening, was such a joyous occasion. Congratulations to all the 239 artists
who participated in this year’s awards. Read more…


2021 As We Are Award Winners

The biggest of congratulations to all of the 239 participating artists of the 2021 As We Are Art Award and a special mention to our Award winners:

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CounterpART Artist Talk

Don’t miss As We Are’s upcoming Artist Talk on Saturday 8th May as part our our current counterpART exhibition at Goolugatup Heathcote.

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Image of Jane Ryan artwork made of wire, hessian and wool, featuring a man and woman holding a shared flower.

counterpART Exhibition

counterpART is an exhibition coordinated by As We Are of leading Western Australian artists with intellectual disability – Katrina Barber, Greg Barr, David Guhl, Rebecca Johnston and Jane Ryan – at Goolugatup Heathcote. The artists involved represent diverse practices including painting, sculpture, and textile and ceramics. This exhibition is an important opportunity to showcase the excellence of the artists as well as their distinctive perspectives and experience.

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Natalie Scholtz artwork

As We Are – Online Art Workshop Series

As We Are invites our artists to participate in our upcoming 6-week Online Art Workshops series. Each workshop will be 1.5 hours long, held weekly, and facilitated by talented local WA artists Kate Leslie and Natalie Scholtz.

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Landscape painting by Kate Leslie

As We Are : Online Art Workshop Series

As We Are invites our artists to participate in one of our 2 x 6-week Online Art Workshops seriesLandscape Painting and Drawing. Each workshop will be 1.5 hours long, held weekly, and facilitated by talented local WA artists Kate Leslie and Natalie Scholtz.  Each of the two series will be small with a maximum of ten participating artists, to generate an engaging, community atmosphere just like in-person art workshops!

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As We Are Focus Groups

In addition to our current Survey, As We Are would like to invite our artists and community to be part of an interactive Focus Group.  The purpose of the Focus Group meetings is for all of the As We Are community — artists, family, friends, art mentors and support workers, as well as all our broader partners, sponsors, funders and donors — to be able to have a direct say about the future for WA artists who have an intellectual disability.  

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January 2020 As We Are Newsletter Out Now!

As We Are’s January 2020 Newsletter is out now. Filled with important information about As We Are’s current community engagement process and highlights from last year’s Art Award & Exhibition:

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As We Are Stakeholder Survey

Independent consultants Dr Helen Grzyb and Liesbeth Goedhart are conducting a confidential Survey of all As We Are stakeholders. The Survey will take place online between 28 January to 4 February 2020, with a hard copy survey posted to all artists 28 January and to be returned by Friday 7 February 2020.

To complete the Survey please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D2FSWDL

For those interested to learn more about the electronic survey we are conducting to seek your views, we are using Survey Monkey, by direct email (or hard copy) to each As We Are community member, including:

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