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.

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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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As We Are in partnership with the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and the City of Nedlands presented the third annual exhibition of rousing artworks from Western Australian artists who have an intellectual disability – ‘cathARTic’.  This inspiring exhibition featured artworks from 23 artists including the award winners, judges’ high commendation recipients and outstanding entrants of the 2015 As We Are Art Award: Read more…

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In order to help fund our annual As We Are Art Award, As We Are invites Western Australian artists of all ages who have an intellectual disability to design a Christmas inspired illustration or artwork. Read more…

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As We Are recently hosted a second annual exhibition ‘wholeheARTed’ at the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Art Gallery. This inspiring exhibition featured artworks from 24 Western Australian artists including the award winners, judges’ high commendation recipients and outstanding entrants of the 2014 As We Are Art Award:

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The Act-Belong-Commit 2014 As We Are Art Award is almost here!   In it’s twelfth year, the Award is a state-wide annual art award and exhibition showcasing the artwork of more than 150 Western Australian artists who have an intellectual disability (aged 18+).  Entries include a range of mediums including photography, sculpture, textiles, painting, drawing and printmaking.

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Artists with disabilities and poets working together

Perth Town Hall Foyer, Corner of Hay & Barrack Streets, Perth

Exhibition Opening: 1-3pm, Saturday 30th August

Guest Speakers: Delores Purdie, Participating Artist; Kate Leslie, Curator & Artist; Amanda Joy, Participating Poet; Followed by poetry readings

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Mosaic Community Care is pleased to be hosting a series of free art skills development workshops throughout the Perth metropolitan area for people who have an intellectual disability.  The workshops focus on a range of inspiring art techniques and will be facilitated by professional Western Australian artists: Read more…

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As We Are recently coordinated an exhibition of artworks by a number of As We Are Artists at the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Art Gallery, Nedlands.

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The Australia Council for the Arts invites you to attend an information session about the new Artists with Disability Program.

The Australia Council recently announced a new Artists with Disability Program, to enable artists with disability to create, development, present, produce, exhibit and tour their work. Individuals and groups who identify as having disability can apply for grants of up to $10,000 for development and up to $20,000 for arts projects. The program closes on 3 March 2014 and guidelines are available here.
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Exhibitors wanted!
Whether you are an established artist, hobby recyler or absolute beginner keen to try repurposing, we’d love to exhibit your Upcycled or Repurposed creations.
Entries can be anything from useful household items to beautiful artworks and everyone is encouraged to have a go. Read more…

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An exhibition featuring the works of artists who have an intellectual disability and community artists, and celebrating International Day of People with Disability and Disability Awareness Week.

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ACTIV ARTS is a collaborative exhibition between the artists from the Willagee Art Group and ACTIV artists who live in Fremantle and surrounding suburbs.  Artists of all abilities represent many different mediums of artistic endeavour.  The exhibition forms part of the 2013 Fremantle Festival.

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Community First is hosting an exhibition of artworks from participants of their Ability Arts Program.  They are also holding a series of four free art workshops!

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Recently As We Are partnered with the Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability (ASID), inviting Western Australian artists of all ages who have an intellectual disability to submit a logo design for their 2014 ASID Conference in Fre- mantle.

We were overwhelmed with entries – in excess of 60 were received!! The entries reflected the many dimension of the nautical “All Aboard” theme: sailing boats, water, marine animals, lighthouses, people enjoying the sunshine and more!

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Continuing the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery’s annual survey exhibition of contemporary Western Australian artists, ‘HERE&NOW13’ presents the work of eleven artists with disability:

Katrina Barber, Patrick Carter, Clive Collender, Aquinas Crowe, David Guhl, Tim Maley, Julian Poon, Jane Ryan, Robert Turpin, Lisa Uhl and Robin Warren

Exhibition runs from 27 July – 28 September 2013

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