Arts Project Australia offers creative and accessible spaces for artists with intellectual disability. Join the studio program at the Northcote building or via online platform 'Satellite Arts.'


— 11 June 2021 —

At this stage, Arts Project Australia’s Collingwood gallery and Northcote stockroom must remain closed to the public, however, we are offering clients who purchase work a ‘click and collect’ service on a Friday and Saturday until further notice.

With regard to the studio, we are following DHHS guidelines and the Arts Project studio will re-open next Tuesday 15 June with all normal COVIDsafe restrictions in place (compulsory mask-wearing, social distancing etc.). Please note, APA is closed Monday for the public holiday.

Everyone entering our Northcote or Collingwood locations must sign in using the QR code on site until further notice. A reminder also that all NDIS participants, their carers and support workers can now access the COVID-19 vaccination. 

For more information about COVID-19 vaccination please visit the Department of Health website. And, here is a short video that explains what is involved with having a vaccination if you are unsure. We are looking forward to seeing artists in person next week.  Please don’t hesitate to call or email us at  [email protected] if you have any queries.

While the physical gallery is closed until further notice, the APA website has many virtual offerings. This includes an online presentation of the current exhibition 4 x 4 Artist Solos featuring artworks by Rebecca Scibilia, James MacSporran, Samraing Chea and Monica Lazarri as well as installation photography and a catalogue price list. The gallery team are also contactable via email and mobile:  0477 211 699 / [email protected]

As always, we are looking toward the latest news and health advice and will make adjustments as needed. 

Stay safe.

SUE ROFF / Executive Director



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


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.

Lisa Reid in the Arts Project studio

lisa REID in the arts project studio

Studio hours are weekdays 9.30am – 3.30pm, and Saturday 10.00am – 3pm.

Satellite Arts runs Tuesday and Thursday from 19 April 2021. 


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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



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