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Now in its 12th year, ArtAbility is an annual exhibition of visual art created by people living with disability from ethnic backgrounds.

Once again the exhibition will be held at The Atrium Federation Square from the 13th-21st December from 9am – 5pm daily.

We believe art speaks to and for all people. It is an inclusive form of communication practiced in every country around the world. Through the medium of visual arts, an individual can express him or herself, and the ArtAbility program is designed to provide this opportunity to our participating artists.

This year’s theme is Diverse-CITY

Diversity encompasses acceptance and respect, understanding that each individual is unique, embracing and celebrating the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual. Melbourne is such a diverse city that celebrates people and cultures from all around the world.

***Entries for this year’s exhibition are now closed.***

If you would like further information on this year’s exhibition please contact Clare Dillon, ArtAbility Coordinator, on (03) 9480 7000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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