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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Annette Hasluck – Coordinator

Annette commenced coordinating the annual As We Are Art Awards in August 2021.

Bringing projects to life and making it happen, is what Annette loves to do most. Starting life studying architecture and fine arts, Annette has used these creative project management skills over 30 years working on advertising, events, marketing and place activation projects, both here in Perth and in the UK.

Annette has been responsible for managing projects ranging from corporate identity programs, national advertising campaigns, trade shows throughout Europe, place activation, marketing strategy, brand name creation and event management. Annette has worked at Merlin in the UK, Insight and 303 in WA, and now has her own company Rubis.

She has bought hammock hotels and giant snow globes to Curtin University, exhibitions to London Zoo, film festivals to the B Shed in Fremantle, and has spent 20 years building STYLEAID into Perth’s premiere fashion fundraising event. In the last 5 years Annette has been the Festival Director for the PRIDE Queer Film Festival, bringing independent films from around the world to Perth, and more recently the first regional Queer Film Festival in Geraldton.

Diana Warnock – PatronDiana Warnock web

Long-time Perth resident Diana Warnock is a woman of many talents and interests.  She is a former newspaper journalist, radio broadcaster and was Member for Perth from 1993 until 2001.

Diana is an avid supporter of the arts in WA and nationally, and a keen advocate for artists who have an intellectual disability.  She has attended every As We Are Art Award opening night since its commencement in 2001—boasting a significant collection of artworks purchased over the years to host a retrospective!—and we are very lucky to have had Diana as our Patron since 2007.

Diana has and continues to be involved in numerous community groups as well as serving on many committees and boards, including the Art Gallery of WA Foundation, the Curtin University Art Gallery and the WA Academy of Performing Arts.  She is also the current Patron of the Friends of Perth International Arts Festival.

In 2011 Diana was inducted into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame.