— 10 August 2021 —
Dear APA artists and supporters,
After only leaving lockdown number five, we have entered number six. We are thankful for your continued resilience with any restrictions which apply. The Collingwood gallery’s current exhibition Material World can be viewed online alongside a virtual offering of Spring Back. For any questions, please contact the gallery team: 0477 211 699 / [email protected]
The Arts Project studio closed from Friday 6 August, switching to usual Zoom sessions. For further information, please reach out to studio manager James McDonald at [email protected].
Please also remember that all NDIS participants, their carers and support workers can access the COVID-19 vaccination. For more information please visit the Department of Health website. You can also watch the video to learn more about why getting vaccinated is important, from the mouth of Melbourne artists themselves. Please don’t hesitate to call or email us at [email protected] if you have any queries.
We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message board accordingly.
SUE ROFF / Executive Director
I highly recommend Arts Project as an empowering
place to work and create.
– Artist parent
INFORMATION: STUDIO PROGRAM AND SATELLITE ARTS
Arts Project’s world-class studio program offers 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. The studio program is offered both in-person at the Northcote-based studio or, from April 2021, online via Satellite Arts.
Through the 2D, Ceramics, Printmaking, Digital, 3D and Professional Practice programs, 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
Instead of attending the studio, artists from around Australia can choose to participate in Satellite Arts. The online program is operated on Zoom and supported by professional staff artists and is tailored to individual artist’s working preferences and facilitated in both group and individual video conferencing sessions. Satellite Arts online infrastructure provides artists living in regional areas or with limited mobility access to the supportive studio. At present 160+ artists are enrolled and attend the studio each week, either in person or online, with individual attendances ranging from one day a week to full-time.
Studio hours are weekdays 9.30am – 3.30pm, and Saturday 10.00am – 3pm.
Satellite Arts runs Tuesday and Thursday.
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