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Arts Project Australia

Arts Project Australia

Arts Project Australia

Arts Project Australia is a creative social enterprise that supports artists with intellectual disabilities, promotes their work and advocates for their inclusion in contemporary art practice.


24 High Street Northcote VIC 3070 Australia

3D exhibitions

  • Arts Project Australia

    Collective Memory

    24 Sep 2020 – 01 Oct 2020

    To live and work as a professional artist is a badge of honour and sharing the journey with your peers in an open and supportive environment is something extraordinary. Being part of a creative network is extremely important for developing a sustainable career in the arts, as well as for general wellbeing. Whether artists come together through artist residencies, as part of artist collectives, progressive studios or galleries, having the space to experiment and test ideas while critically engaging with art and the broader art world is a crucial aspect of the creative journey. Creative communities help give people a sense of belonging and identity; they build knowledge, reciprocity, collective memories and a shared history. Collective Memory brings together a selection of work by emerging, mid-career and established artists that illustrate the strong artistic outcomes that stem from a close and aspirational art community. At Arts Project Australia, we see individual artists flourish when working in the studio or online, in the best and trying times in a perfect art and peer symbiosis. Artists include Lygin Ang, George Aristovoulou, Desmond Beavis, Shoshanna Brott, Dionne Canzano, Jacob Cartelli, Valerio Ciccone, Ashlee Cochrane, Alan Constable, Wendy Dawson, Ross O'Meara, Daniel Richardson, Rebecca Scibilia, Michael Trasancos and Doreen Youlten. Images courtesy of the artists and Arts Project Australia. — For enquiries, please contact artsproject.org.au +61 3 9482 4484 sim.luttin@artsproject.org.au — PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY Leonard Joel Limb Family Foundation The Calvert-Jones Foundation Art Guide Australia

  • Arts Project Australia

    Mottled Images / Robin Warren Solo

    17 Sep 2020 – 24 Sep 2020

    Robin Warren has an artistic practice that spans over 20 years. His works on paper explore brightly coloured and organically shaped abstract imagery. Utilising oil pastels, Copic and felt-tipped markers, his work is reminiscent of cellular organisms in bloom that radiate from a central focal point. Warren often renders multiple layers of colour that create a dream-like state as they reverberate across the paper. Though soothing, his work can have a strangely unsettling visceral quality that is enhanced by his use of unlikely colour combinations. His current virtual exhibition 'Mottled Images' presents recent work created in the Arts Project Australia studio from 2017-2019. A few years ago, Warren moved from Perth to Melbourne to build his practice at Arts Project. In non-COVID times, he gets to work alongside his contemporary peers and tap into broader resources that enable him to take his career in new directions. Warren (b 1971, London) has been a studio artist at Arts Project since 2016. His work is exhibited widely and has been collected by institutions in the UK and private collectors worldwide. – Robin Warren currently has work exhibited in Ghosts from the Recent Past in the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. — Images courtesy of the artists and Arts Project Australia. — For enquiries, please contact Arts Project Australia +61 3 9482 4484 sim.luttin@artsproject.org.au www.artsproject.org.au — PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY Leonard Joel Limb Family Foundation The Calvert-Jones Foundation Art Guide Australia

  • Arts Project Australia

    It's a no-brainer, art matters

    10 Sep 2020 – 17 Sep 2020

    At a time when creativity is more critical than ever, why do we still have to work so hard to justify why art is important? Artists and their art practice need to be supported and invested in – artists constant questioning, exploration, raising of societal, environmental and political issues as well as their generosity of spirit make the world a better place. Art raises awareness, marks time and reflects our values. Art connects communities, shapes culture and fosters wellbeing. Art is vital, it is irreplaceable and one of the most critical aspects of our culture and humanity. According to Arts Project Australia artist Michael Camakaris, his art practice is the most important thing in his life. Not only is making art enjoyable and purposeful, it gives him a voice while providing intellectual stimulation and meaningful work. Camakaris reflects, "I make art to express myself about things like my disenchantment with the world, and how I feel about the injustices in life – some people having so much and some people having so little. Through art, you can let out some of your anger and express the way you view the world. Along with all the other disciplines in the arts, like films and theatre, what you express can lead to more acceptance of people with differences and increase understanding in society." We know art has an extraordinary impact on our lives – the community tells us, studies tell us and the economy tells us. The jury is in and it's a no-brainer; art matters and is too important not to share. Mic drop. Featuring work by Arts Project artists Michael Camakaris, Samraing Chea, Bronwyn Hack, Michael Licenblat, Eden Menta, Lisa Reid, Cathy Staughton and Terry Williams. — Images courtesy of the artists and Arts Project Australia. — For enquiries, please contact Arts Project Australia +61 3 9482 4484 sim.luttin@artsproject.org.au www.artsproject.org.au — PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY Leonard Joel Limb Family Foundation The Calvert-Jones Foundation Art Guide Australia

  • Arts Project Australia

    Intricate Formations / Robyn Doherty Solo

    04 Sep 2020 – 11 Sep 2020

    Robyn Doherty’s art practise involves the creation of intricate works using paint pens and markers on paper. Doherty’s gentle observations of serene landscapes, seascapes, animals and linear pattern formations are complemented by a deliberate, considered application of the medium and elegantly balanced composition. Her interpretation of ubiquitous objects, houses and moments in time, presents a unique and creative perspective on the world around us. Doherty, born 1983 in Sandringham, has been a regular artist at Arts Project Australia since 2011. She has been included in group exhibitions including Linden Postcard exhibition, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne and has work in private collections throughout Australia. - RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2020 Festival of the Photocopier, Sticky Zine Fair, Melbourne Book Art Fair, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne 2019 and on the eyes, black sleep of night, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne 2018 Linden Postcard Show, Linden New Art, St Kilda  Connected, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne  The drawing is just not there, West Space, Melbourne 2017 Girt by Sea, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne — Images courtesy of the artists and Arts Project Australia. — For enquiries, please contact Arts Project Australia +61 3 9482 4484 sim.luttin@artsproject.org.au www.artsproject.org.au — PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY Leonard Joel Limb Family Foundation The Calvert-Jones Foundation Art Guide Australia

  • Arts Project Australia

    Sensor

    28 Aug 2020 – 03 Sep 2020

    Just as a QR code stores data in a matrix of geometric cells, the signature marks and commonly recurring motifs in creative works all contain an identifiable signature through which we can ‘scan’ the subjectivity of the artist.    This exhibition invites the viewer to sense the thumbprint of the maker, drawing upon the unique code to think more deeply about the artist’s particular sensibility. Thus, the viewer becomes the receiver or the sensor, accessing the bounty within each artwork. Like an iPhone that uses fingerprint recognition to open up an abundance of information, each artistic trope becomes a portal into unchartered territory. When 'scanned' a whole universe can open up, and through this mechanism or framework the artist reveals their distinct voice.    Sensor encourages the viewer to take a deeper look at what is hidden in the coded form within each artist's chosen, often idiosyncratic, language or thumbprint and features work by Mark Smith, Julian Martin, Kate Knight, Paul Hodges, Michael Camakaris and Jordan Dymke. Jordan Dymke has been working in the Arts Project Studio since 2012. In 2020 he undertook an internship in the Arts Project gallery, which saw him working alongside the gallery team on various projects. During this time he curated Sensor, which was set to open in July 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Arts Project is proud to present this exhibition in virtual form. — Images courtesy of the artists and Arts Project Australia. — For enquiries, please contact Arts Project Australia +61 3 9482 4484 sim.luttin@artsproject.org.au www.artsproject.org.au — PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY Leonard Joel Limb Family Foundation The Calvert-Jones Foundation Art Guide Australia

  • Arts Project Australia

    Paintings of Women

    20 Aug 2020 – 27 Aug 2020

    Paul Hodges is a figurative artist who has a penchant for painting theatrical, modern and historical women. It's a passion that stems from his long-time interest in theatre, ballet and popular culture. He recalls an early influence of participating in a life drawing class at RMIT in Melbourne many years ago. The challenge of painting women drives him, "It's hard to do a drawing or painting of a woman and make it a good painting." Many years of visiting the Melbourne Arts Centre and seeing theatre and ballet performances was pivotal in influencing his creative practice. In recent years, Hodges has been fascinated by Asian subcultures from China and Japan, with a particular interest in the fashion, "I am fascinated by the Lolita fashion movement," he says. The Lolita subculture is categorised by three main styles: 'gothic', 'classic', and 'sweet'. "I've seen it in the city in Melbourne too–women dressing up in anime and Lolita fashion. I think it has links to pre-romanticism and [while originating in the 1990s] it has its roots in fashion from old times." Paul Hodges (b 1974, Melbourne) is an accomplished mid-career artist. An incredible colourist, he works across a variety of mediums. Inspired by dancers, models and the romantic Old Masters, his work represents the human figure in motion that he sources from magazines and books. Hodges has worked at Arts Project since 1998 and has presented numerous solo and group shows. His work is held in the National Gallery of Victoria (as gifted by Stuart Purves) and in private collections throughout Australia. — Images courtesy of the artists and Arts Project Australia. — For enquiries, please contact Arts Project Australia +61 3 9482 4484 sim.luttin@artsproject.org.au www.artsproject.org.au — PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY Leonard Joel Limb Family Foundation The Calvert-Jones Foundation Art Guide Australia

  • Arts Project Australia

    The Long Game

    13 Aug 2020 – 20 Aug 2020

    For most, the road to success is a long journey, and no truer word has ever been said about people who work in the arts. No matter the discipline, following a creative path and putting oneself out there on the public stage, takes guts and determination, as well as passion, resilience and sacrifice. It takes aspirational thinking and long-term commitment, as well as an army of supporters, to keep a successful practice alive—and there are many ups and downs. Artists have to be prepared to weather just about every storm that comes their way. Whether the challenge is political, social, environmental, economic, or a pandemic, artists are often the best placed to respond while also being the most vulnerable members of our community. With a nod to fellow creatives working in the performing arts—the sector arguably most affected by the pandemic—our latest virtual offering acknowledges the importance of staying committed and focused on the long game as a crucial roadmap to success. The artists featured have enduring and rewarding careers in the arts, and we celebrate their longevity and dedication to their creative practice. Artists include Alvaro Alvarez, Dorothy Berry, Monica Burns, Valerio Ciccone, Alan Constable, Patrick Francis, Bronwyn Hack, Paul Hodges, Adrian Lazzaro, Fiona Longhurst, Chris Mason, Lisa Reid and Cathy Staughton. — Unless otherwise stated, artworks are for sale. Prices quoted are unframed & don’t include framing and shipping fees. Artworks can either be mailed or stored safely until we return. In-person collection is only available if accessibility is an issue until government restrictions are lifted. 60% of sales go to the artists 40% of sales go to APA to support our studio and artists — Images courtesy of the artist and Arts Project Australia. — For enquiries, please contact Arts Project Australia +61 3 9482 4484 sim.luttin@artsproject.org.au www.artsproject.org.au — PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY Leonard Joel Limb Family Foundation The Calvert-Jones Foundation Art Guide Australia

  • Arts Project Australia

    Love Me Tender, Love Me True

    06 Aug 2020 – 13 Aug 2020

    "Love me tender, love me true, all my dreams fulfil. For my darling, I love you and I always will." When you read the words of Elvis Presley's 1956 Love Me Tender, you can't help humming along to the music. That's the enduring power of Elvis. The best music, performance and art does that—it moves you and gets under your skin, long after the work has been created and released. Such is the emotive quality of Dionne Canzano's paintings and drawings as you experience them. Full of personality and love, her artworks are passionate renderings that are always drawn from the heart. The artwork selected in Canzano's solo exhibition Love Me Tender, Love Me True is first and foremost a celebration of heartthrob Elvis Presley. It also expresses her all-embracing love of life: from wild cats and magpies to popular cultural landmarks and gorgeous celebrities. This diverse collection, while focusing on the King, has a little bit of everything and is best enjoyed while humming your favourite Elvis tune. Canzano (b 1970) is a mid-career artist whose figurative work embodies veils of blended colour and detailed pastel and pencil lines. Her work explores subjects close to her heart, such as Elvis Presley, wild and domestic animals, and possess a dream-like quality with an edge. Canzano has worked at Arts Project since 2000 and presented her first self-titled solo show in 2003. She has featured in numerous group exhibitions and has work in private collections throughout Australia. — Unless otherwise stated, artworks are for sale. Prices quoted are unframed & don’t include framing and shipping fees. Artworks can either be mailed or stored safely until we return. In-person collection is only available if accessibility is an issue until government restrictions are lifted. 60% of sales go to the artists 40% of sales go to APA to support our studio and artists — Images courtesy of the artist and Arts Project Australia. — For enquiries, please contact Arts Project Australia +61 3 9482 4484 sim.luttin@artsproject.org.au www.artsproject.org.au — PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY Leonard Joel Limb Family Foundation The Calvert-Jones Foundation Art Guide Australia

  • Arts Project Australia

    The Object and the Beholden

    30 Jul 2020 – 06 Aug 2020

    It seems that for the foreseeable future we are to be confined to our domestic environment, the dwelling in these intimate spaces generating ever-closer relationships with the objects within them. While caring about possessions may, for some, appear as a moral failing, it does not necessarily equate to greed or materialism. Objects create meaning and comfort and can serve as bridges to people, places and moments in time, tapping into raw emotion. A gift from a loved one, a memento collected as a reminder of places close to the heart, a potted plant tenderly cared for in a favourite light-filled corner, a treasured teacup, a chair lovingly restored or the artwork that indescribably stirs us.   Objects can embody goals, manifest drive, generate sentiment and shape identities. We are makers and users of objects, carving meaning out of our domestic environment. And rather than serving as a poor substitute for human interaction, objects amplify connections; they are portals to memories and vessels for notions of a sense of self and belonging. They amplify and cradle our experiences and provide solace, much like a security blanket might serve as psychological comfort for a child in an unusual or challenging situation. And we most certainly find ourselves in one of those.   The Object and the Beholden features work by Alan Constable, Anne Lynch, Kate Knight, Samantha Ashdown, Steven Ajzenberg, Valerio Ciccone, Georgia Szmerling, Chris O'Brien, Simon Paredes and Terry Williams. — Unless otherwise stated, artworks are for sale. — Prices quoted are unframed & don’t include framing and shipping fees. Artworks can either be mailed or stored safely until we return. In-person collection is only available if accessibility is an issue until government restrictions are lifted. 60% of sales go to the artists 40% of sales go to APA to support our studio and artists — Images courtesy of the artist and Arts Project Australia. — For enquiries, please contact Arts Project Australia +61 3 9482 4484 sim.luttin@artsproject.org.au www.artsproject.org.au — PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY Leonard Joel Limb Family Foundation The Calvert-Jones Foundation Art Guide Australia

  • Arts Project Australia

    Bold, Bright and Beautiful

    23 Jul 2020 – 30 Jul 2020

    Melbourne heads into the third week of its second lockdown this week, so it seems like the right moment to pause and reflect on the beauty and colour we find in the world. With news streams inundated with pessimistic and sensationalist headlines, art can serve as a positive and uplifting balm under challenging times. So let us take a moment to appreciate the impact of colour, which is an incredible communication tool that has the power to affect our emotions, our responses and can signal action. Cool colours—such as blue, green and purple—while soothing, can also make us sad. Warm colours, on the other hand—red, yellow and orange—grab our attention, alert us and tend to make us happy. The artwork in Robert Brown's solo exhibition Bold, Bright and Beautiful, firmly plants itself at the warm and joyful end of the spectrum. It is right where we want to be, while we live with uncertainty and isolation in our personal lives as well as globally. Brown is an accomplished abstract painter whose work on paper and canvas is characterised by his bold and vibrant use of colour and spontaneous layering. He is a master colourist, whose work makes you unashamedly happy when you view it. Inspired by nature, he draws inspiration from found images of landscapes, reinterpreting what he sees with great freedom. Brown has worked at Arts Project since the early 2000s and has exhibited extensively throughout Australia, with work in the Artbank collection, Melbourne as well as private collections throughout Australia. — Unless otherwise stated, artworks are for sale. — Prices quoted are unframed & don’t include framing and shipping fees. Artworks can either be mailed or stored safely until we return. In-person collection is only available if accessibility is an issue until government restrictions are lifted. 60% of sales go to the artists 40% of sales go to APA to support our studio and artists — Images courtesy of the artist and Arts Project Australia. — For enquiries, please contact Arts Project Australia +61 3 9482 4484 sim.luttin@artsproject.org.au www.artsproject.org.au — PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY Leonard Joel Limb Family Foundation The Calvert-Jones Foundation Art Guide Australia

  • Arts Project Australia

    When you wear the mask, the mask becomes you

    16 Jul 2020 – 23 Jul 2020

    For those of us living in Melbourne, Australia the second lockdown in as many months is challenging. We thought we'd permanently emerged from our home-caves and had begun adjusting to a new normal, only to take a step back and return, once again, to relative isolation. While gleefully patting ourselves on the back for a job well done in June, by July we'd let our guard down. With our tail between our legs, we've had to admit we're not quite as immune or good as we thought we were. Meanwhile, a debate has proliferated online regarding whether or not to wear a facemask and, if a necessity, which mask should we wear? Australia's chief medical officer Professor Paul Kelly said people living in Melbourne who can't remain socially distant when out and about for essential reasons 'should wear a mask'. So why don't we do it? We've worn masks for a multitude of purposes throughout history including to shield, camouflage, disguise and masquerade. Face coverings have transformative qualities and can affect the way we communicate and the way we feel. From a positive standpoint, masks can be creative, liberating and empowering. When you wear the mask, the mask becomes you features work by Michael Camakaris, Nick Capaldo, Adrian Lazzaro, Julian Martin, Sammie-Jo Matta, Daniel Pace, Gavin Porter, Aidan Sefo, Cathy Staughton, Jimmy Tran and Terry Williams. It reflects on the transformative qualities wearing a mask can have on the wearer. We examine the use of face coverings from a functional as well as fanciful and speculative viewpoint. — Unless otherwise stated, artworks are for sale. Prices quoted are unframed & don’t include framing and shipping fees. Artworks can either be mailed or stored safely until we return. In-person collection is only available if accessibility is an issue until government restrictions are lifted. 60% of sales go to the artists 40% of sales go to APA to support our studio and artists — Images courtesy of the artist and Arts Project Australia. — For enquiries, please contact Arts Project Australia +61 3 9482 4484 sim.luttin@artsproject.org.au www.artsproject.org.au — PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY Leonard Joel Limb Family Foundation The Calvert-Jones Foundation Art Guide Australia

  • Arts Project Australia

    The Girl Clone

    09 Jul 2020 – 09 Aug 2020

    The Girl Clone presents new work by emerging artist Emily Dober. Emily Dober (b 1992) is an emerging painter and illustrator whose figurative works centre on the female form as portrayed in magazines and advertisements. Working from a gently drawn pencil and ink outline, her strong sense of composition and considered layers of colour gives her work a distinctive, personalised style. One of her principal concerns is analysing specific movements and gestures of the female body. While her work in this collection appears as abstract studies, strong women are clearly the focus. Represented mid-motion and set within a carefully blended background, Dober creates a highly emotive space to explore perceptions of femininity. Dober has worked at Arts Project since 2011 and presented her first solo exhibition in 2017. Her work has been curated into numerous national group exhibitions and her work is held in private collections throughout Australia. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 2020 The day we all went home, Leonard Joel, Melbourne 2018 Pop! Reflections on Popular Culture, Wangaratta Art Gallery Spring1883, The Establishment, Sydney 2017 Dancing Queen (solo), Clocktower Art Space 2015 Drawn Together, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne 2014 Now the heart is filled with gold as if it were a purse, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne - More of Emily Dober's work can be viewed by visiting www.artsproject.org.au/artist

    latest works

    • Wendy Dawson

      Not titled, 2019
      30 x 42 cm (h x w)
      paint pen on paper
      AUD $ 140
    • Valerio Ciccone

      Not titled, 2018
      28.5 x 39 cm (h x w)
      Pencil, PASTEL ON PAPER
      AUD $ 200
    • Valerio Ciccone

      Not titled, 2018
      56 x 38 cm (h x w)
      PASTEL ON PAPER
      AUD $ 400
    • Shoshanna Brott

      Not titled, 2018
      38 x 28 cm (h x w)
      Ink, Pencil on paper
      AUD $ 100
    • Rebecca Scibilia

      The Mount Fuji, 2019
      28 x 38 cm (h x w)
      Marker on Paper
      AUD $ 200
    • Rebecca Scibilia

      The Chandeliers, 2019
      18.5 x 38.5 cm (h x w)
      Marker, paint pen on paper
      AUD $ 200
    • Ross O'Meara

      Not titled, 2019
      25.5 x 56.5 cm (h x w)
      ink on paper
      AUD $ 130
    • Ross O'Meara

      Not titled, 2019
      13 x 34 cm (h x w)
      ink on paper
      AUD $ 80
    • Michael Trasancos

      Not titled, 2019
      38 x 56 cm (h x w)
      Acrylic on Paper
      AUD $ 180
    • Michael Trasancos

      Not titled, 2018
      38 x 37 cm (h x w)
      Acrylic on Paper
      AUD $ 180
    • Lygin Ang

      Not titled, 2019
      23 x 27 cm (h x w)
      Pencil on paper
      AUD $ 100
    • Jacob Cartelli

      Not titled, 2020
      56 x 76 cm (h x w)
      Acrylic on Paper
      AUD $ 250
    • George Aristovoulou

      Not titled, 2019
      38.5 x 28 cm (h x w)
      greylead and colour pencil on paper
      AUD $ 140
    • George Aristovoulou

      The River and the Water Lillies next to the Concrete, 2019
      28 x 31 cm (h x w)
      greylead and colour pencil on paper
      AUD $ 140
    • Doreen Youlten

      Happy, 2019
      18.5 x 28.5 cm (h x w)
      Ink, paint pen on paper
      AUD $ 100
    • Doreen Youlten

      Aeroplane, 2019
      40 x 47.5 cm (h x w)
      Acrylic on Paper
      AUD $ 130
    • Daniel Richardson

      Not titled, 2018
      50 x 69.5 cm (h x w)
      Collage, greylead pencil, paint pen, Pencil on paper
      AUD $ 160
    • Daniel Richardson

      Not titled, 2018
      50 x 70 cm (h x w)
      Collage, fine Liner, greylead pencil, paint pen, Pencil on paper
      AUD $ 160
    • Dionne Canzano

      Scott Baio, 2017
      20.5 x 25.5 cm (h x w)
      PASTEL ON PAPER
      AUD $ 190
    • Desmond Beavis

      People go to work in the building, 2018
      20 x 24.5 cm (h x w)
      drypoint monoprint
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