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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Deep Winter is a season full of dark nights when shining stars contrast with the black and blue sky. It is a time of deep sleep, hibernation, shadows, spirits, dreaming, nocturnal animals, glow, cold, fire, short days, stories, folklore, rain, storms and regrowth.

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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.
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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
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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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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 is very pleased to officially open entries for the 2019 As We Are Art Award. A big, big thanks to As We Are community and major supporters LotterywestNulsen Group, My Place and the City of Perth for getting behind this important WA arts initiative and supporting WA artists who have an intellectual disability.

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As We Are would like you to join us for an enjoyable night of rollicking folk music from The Broken Pokers. Playing a mixture of Irish & Scottish songs, ballads and traditional tune sets, as well as fun takes on pop and folk tunes from around Australia and the world, sit and enjoy the lively set or get ready to give your dancing shoes a good workout! Read more…

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As We Are’s February 2019 Newsletter is out now. Filled with important information about As We Are’s current financial crisis as well as highlights from last year’s Art Award & Exhibition: Read more…

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The annual As We Are Art Award is a state-wide art award and exhibition open to all Western Australian artists who have an intellectual disability (aged 18+).  Read more…

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As We Are’s June Newsletter is out now! Filled with important information and a number of inspiring articles including: Read more…

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Read the December 2017 As We Are Newsletter online!

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YMCA HQ is proud to present Josh Harper’s first solo exhibition. Line, shape and form merge across vibrant layers as Josh explores his passion for all things automotive. Featuring sculptural works by WA Artist, and Josh’s art tutor; Adam Hisham Ismail.

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Entries are now open for the 2017 As We Are Art Award!

Contact coordinator@asweare.com.au for entry forms and further information.

Entry forms due 7th July, don’t miss out on this fabulous opportunity!