Supporting artists with intellectual disabilities through our studio and gallery, promoting their work and advocating for their inclusion in contemporary art practice.




1 – 30 October 2022

Michael Camakaris curated Variations as part of the inaugural Blindside 2021 Artist Mentorship Initiative. Initially an online exhibition, we are now presenting a live version of the show at APA’s Collingwood Yards gallery. The mentorship program engaged an early-career artist or curator with a disability to work on a self-devised project with advice from Blindside personnel. 
In Michael’s own words, “the focus of Variations touches on the relationship between the disabled artist, their lived experience and their choice of artistic expression. I chose this particular theme to advocate for disabled artists, as they are generally under-represented, and often lack a say in how they are presented. Their work is rarely placed front and centre. Often their inclusion is a token gesture toward equality”.
The exhibition features works by APA artists Mark Smith and Jordan Dymke alongside Darcey Bella Arnold (ReadingRoom) and Kieren Seymour (Neon Parc). 
Photographic artwork of young man wearing lycra shorts posing in a vitruvian man style

Jordan Dymke Vitruvian Man II 2021



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Satellite Arts supports participants in developing their art practice by offering the opportunity to join an online creative community. The program gives artists access to professional mentorship and assistance from a highly qualified team of staff artists and the chance to create, discuss, and explore art in a supportive group environment. 

The content is tailored to each artist’s personal working preferences, with the option to join both individual and group sessions on Zoom. Satellite Arts operates on a sessional basis each Tuesday, Thursday and Friday with artists attending according to their level of interest or other commitments. Satellite Arts artists also have the opportunity to explore, develop and expand their art practice through a range of disciplines, with an optional materials kit available for purchase.