Media Releases

If you would like to promote our events and exhibitions and download a media release, you're in the right place.

MEDIA RELEASES 2017
MEDIA RELEASES 2016
Georgia Szmerling, not titled 2015

GEORGIA SZMERLING, NOT TITLED, 2015, INK ON BOARD, 30.5 X 41 CM, GS15-0010

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MEDIA RELEASES 2015
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STEVEN PERRETTE, UNTITLED, 2015, WORK ON PAPER, 25 X 35 CM, SP15-0001

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MEDIA RELEASES 2014
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MEDIA RELEASE POLICY

Arts Project Australia (Arts Project) abides by the Australian and Victorian Disability Service Standards and the Privacy Act (1988) that includes all Media Releases.

This Media Release Policy has been issued to assist journalists in complying with these standards and the privacy act. Standard 4 ensures the client’s right to privacy, dignity and confidentiality in all aspects of his or her life is recognised and respected with particular reference to the use and release of information. The Privacy Act (1988) states that sensitive information that has been collected which is necessary for Arts Project’s activities must not be disclosed to third parties – for example, the specific nature of a client’s disability.

Arts Project has a studio and exhibitions program that supports people with disabilities. However, it is important to understand that these people are artists in their own right with some having achieved wide recognition and international acclaim for their artwork. When our artists exhibit in our gallery and other galleries, they are included and participate in the broad spectrum of contemporary art practice based solely on merit for their artwork. The artists have the right to dignity and privacy, and therefore we object to any press coverage that seeks to label or marginalise the artists, identifies the disability of an artist, or elicits pity.

Therefore when referring specifically to artists (and their artwork), it is requested that you do not identify or infer that they are people with disabilities or use similar discriminatory descriptions.

When referring to Arts Project in general, Arts Project may be described as an organisation supporting people with disabilities. An example of preferred wording would be: “Arts Project Australia provides an exhibitions program and studio sessions staffed by practising artists who provide support and assistance to people with disabilities who wish to develop their artistic skills.”