Our light and airy Northcote studio is a creative and accessible space for artists with intellectual disability.


23 December 2020 – 18 January 2021

From Wednesday 23 December, staff and artists from Arts Project Australia will be taking a well earned break after the challenges of 2020, and we will be CLOSED until Monday 18 January (staff can be contacted by email from Monday 11 January 2020).  Please ensure that your enrolment forms are returned as soon as possible so we can ensure your place.

2021 will look a little different at APA . To ensure appropriate social distancing and COVID-safe protocols there will be two studios in operation (one in the studio and one in the gallery).  The gallery will not be presenting exhibitions in its current space for the present, but we hope to secure another gallery space in 2021 to return to physical exhibitions. We will make an announcement once confirmed. 

We wish all our artists and their families a happy and healthy festive season, and look forward to seeing you again in 2021.  

SUE ROFF, Executive Director
– 23 December 2020 –




Executive Director
[email protected] / 0405 121 019 
Operations Manager
[email protected] / 0431 478 081
Studio Manager
[email protected] / 0408 096 902
Studio Administrator
[email protected] / 0413 489 892
Curator & Gallery Manager
[email protected] / 0437 448 758


I highly recommend Arts Project as an empowering
place to work and create.
– Artist parent

Our world-class studio program offers these artists access to professional-grade materials, the support of our highly qualified team of staff artists, and the chance to develop their art practice in an integrative, multi-disciplinary environment. To read more about several of our artist’s stories please take a look at our 2014 publication So Far….

Through our 2D, Ceramics, Printmaking, Digital, 3D and Professional Practice programs, attending artists have the opportunity to explore, develop and expand their art practice through a range of disciplines. Artists also have the potential to exhibit their artwork, through the Arts Project gallery, external galleries and venues, and the leasing program. Artworks created in this unique environment feature in collections and museums worldwide.

Arts Project Australia provides a safe and supportive environment that encourages the artists to stretch their creativity and artistic practice. I am unsure if artists working alone, or in an environment that wasn’t dedicated to their needs, would demonstrate the same creativity.
– Board member

At present 120+ artists are enrolled and attend the studio each week, with individual attendances ranging from one day a week to full-time.

Lisa Reid in the Arts Project studio

lisa REID in the arts project studio

Open weekdays 9.30am – 3.00pm, and Saturday mornings 10.00am – 12.00am.
(*Note: 2019 studio times will be weekdays 9.30am – 3.30pm, and Saturday 10.00am – 3.00pm)

> For information on funding, visit our ‘Funding & NDIS’ page.
> For information on joining the studio, visit our ‘How to Join’ page.
> If you’re an artist or support an artist, visit our ‘Useful Information For Our Artists’.


Arts Project is a very professional organisation with a person-centred approach to its artists.  I see a vision to support their artists to create independently and unhindered, always encouraging the development of their skills… Our son has greatly developed his artistic ability over a period of ten years at Arts Project and is establishing himself as an artist with a distinct style that attracts buyers Australia-wide and overseas.
– Artist parent

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Kaye McDonald at her solo opening in 2019 at Arts Project Australia

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Arts Project Australia gallery currently closed. Collection of online artwork purchases by appointment.