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Studio

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

COVID19 UPDATES

ARTS PROJECT AUSTRALIA
– TEMPORARY CLOSURE –

During the current Stage 3 Restrictions, we have been keeping a very close eye on daily cases and government advice.   We have engaged in a very slow return to the studio for a limited number of artists over the past month and a half. The progression of transmission of COVID19 over the past few days has not been optimistic, and with the interests and health of both staff and artists in mind, we have made the decision to close the Arts Project premises for the foreseeable future.

Artists who have been working in the studio will be invited to rejoin our remote delivery program, and this program will continue uninterrupted for all those artists currently participating.  If you have not yet joined the remote studio program I encourage you to make contact with us to arrange this. We hope all our artists and their families stay safe and healthy, and look forward to seeing you again when the Victorian restrictions ease. Regular updates from our management team will be posted here. We wish everyone all the best in these challenging times.  

SUE ROFF, Executive Director
– 19 JULY 2020 –

 


 

NEED TO GET IN CONTACT?

 
SUE ROFF
Executive Director
[email protected] / 0405 121 019 
 
ACCOUNTS
SANDY FERNEE
Operations Manager
[email protected] / 0431 478 081
STUDIO
JAMES MCDONALD
Studio Manager
[email protected] / 0408 096 902
ALLISON O’CALLIGHAN
Studio Administrator
[email protected] / 0413 489 892
GALLERY
SIM LUTTIN
Curator & Gallery Manager
[email protected] / 0437 448 758
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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….

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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’.

ENQUIRE ABOUT HOW TO JOIN

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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COVID-19 UPDATE: ARTS PROJECT IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. WE CONTINUE TO OPERATE ONLINE AND SALES WILL BE PROCESSED ONCE A WEEK.