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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2014 Winners Announced!

Winners of the Act-Belong-Commit 2014 As We Are Art Award were recently announced at the exhibition opening.  For those that missed the opening night here they are:

Rosalind Lewis Award: John Zino White Mountain

David Guhl Award for Artistic Excellence: Mathew Clark ‘Heavenly Cathedral’

Stephen Delower Memorial 3D Award: Jackie Anderson ‘One Whole Many Parts’

Aurenda Art Award: Brooke Mathew ‘Waterlilies’

Nulsen Reconciliation Action Plan Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award: Vicki-Lee Devenish ‘Frightened Little Boy’

Betta Curtain’s People’s Choice Award: To be confirmed 14 November 2014


Our judges also awarded eleven Certificates of High Commendation to:

  • Paul Caine, ‘Crawley Baths’
  • Franco Fogliani, ‘Dog Rock’
  • Michael Frith, ‘Dingo Dog’
  • Rebecca Johnston, ‘Spotty Dog’
  • Brendan Kelly, ‘The Death of Chicken Treat’
  • Timothy Maley, ‘ Bobtail’
  • Janine Noonan, ‘Tropical Sunrise’
  • Rob Rolt, Peacock’
  • Joy Tomlinson, ‘Untitled No. 1’
  • Hannah Valenti, ‘ Pondering’, and
  • Sandra Vantilborg, ‘Out’


Above image: Mathew Clark, ‘Heavenly Cathedral’, acrylic on canvas, 2014

(Photo: Allan Waller)