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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cathARTic Exhibition

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:

Katrina Barber   *   Greg Barr   *   Susan Beardsmore   *   Joshua Bott   *   Martin Cahill   *   Kristen Cameron   *   Clive Collender   *   Aimee Dickson   *   Claire Emmerson   *   Jeremy Gowing   *   Joel Grant   *   David Guhl   *   Josh Harper   *   John Holland   *   Lindy Johnson   *   Brooke Mathew   *   Paul Mitchell   *   Janine Noonan   *   Jane Ryan   *   John Verjans   *   Brian Wasley   *   Amanda White   *   Bonnie Wilkinson

The exhibition ran for five weeks from the 31 March to 2 May 2016, and included a diverse array of artworks including ceramics, paintings, drawings and collage.  Many of the artworks took inspiration from the Western Australian landscape, intimate relationships, and the artists’ love of nature and animals.

The exhibition was opened by City of Nedlands Mayor, Max Hipkins.

To download a copy of the exhibition catalogue please click here.

Image: John Verjans, ‘Distant Light,’ 2016, acrylic on canvas, 180 x 120 cm (Photo: Tom Verjans)