ArtAbility® 2017 'Celebrating Identity' Exhibition

ArtAbility® is an inspiring visual arts program run by ADEC that unites a range of talented artists of all ages, from a variety of cultures who are living with a disability.


Now in its 13th year, the ArtAbility® exhibition showcases multiple artworks from artists of all ages who are living with a disability or an experience of mental ill health and who come from culturally diverse backgrounds across Victoria. ArtAbility® provides the contributors the chance to be seen as “Artists” by their peers, families and the community in general while promoting a message of ability rather than disability, strength in diversity and personal empowerment through engagement with the broader community.

ArtAbility® is a yearlong project. 


This year ArtAbility® will be held on Friday the 17th November 2017 at the Brunswick Town Hall during the day from 10am-4pm FOR ONE DAY ONLY for general members of the public with a Gala Night held the night of the 17th from 6pm-9pm (ticket required).


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.


If you would like to participate or 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.


Don’t forget to visit our website and like our Facebook Page or Instagram @artability_australia to keep up to date with all things ArtAbility!


For Sponsorship:-

Please contact the ArtAbility coordinator to obtain a sponsorship package.




Location:  Brunswick Town Hall

233 Sydney Road, Brunswick

Date: Friday 17th November

Time:  10am-4pm (open to public)  6pm-9pm ticketed event