ArtAbility® is an art program run by Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities (ADEC). It began in 2006 and has been growing ever since. Our focus is on uniting, recognizing and celebrating a range of talented artists who are living with a disability, experience mental ill health or are from a culturally and linguistically diverse background.

Throughout the year, ArtAbility® hosts a series of art workshops where participants learn new skills and work on art pieces for an exhibition that is open to the public. Please get in contact if you or someone you know would like to participate.

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.

You can become involved in ArtAbility®, either as an artist, volunteer or as a sponsor via email:

ArtAbility Workshops Term 4 2023

ArtAbility® is a FREE art program for refugee/asylum seekers, Seniors, Indigenous people, people living with a disability, those experiencing mental health challenges, and people who come from culturally diverse backgrounds where English isn’t their first language.

The program aims to build the participants’ confidence as artists and in general. ArtAbillity offers a safe space for people to meet new friends and share and express through the healing power of creativity.

Proudly supported by the City of Darebin's Community Grants Program!


Meet new people and express your feelings through creativity.

These FREE art workshops are for:

  • People living with a disability or their carers.
  • Refugee/Asylum Seekers.
  • Seniors.
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.
  • People experiencing mental health challenges.
  • People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


Venue: Reservoir Neighbourhood House

Address: 2C Cuthbert Road, Reservoir VIC 3073

Day: Wednesday’s

Dates: 8th November – 29th November 2023

Times: 10:00am – 12:30pm


To register, contact us on:


Mobile: 0490 059 026


Workshops will be conducted by Art Therapist - Emma Fayelecaun

ArtAbility Workshops Flier for Term 4 2023


Upcoming Workshops:

ArtAbility Workshops Term 1 2024


Venue: East Preston Community Centre

Address: 7 Newton Street Reservoir 3073

Day: Thursday’s

Dates: 22nd February – 14th March 2024

Times: 10:00am – 12:30pm

ArtAbility Workshops Flier for Term 1 2024

ArtAbility Workshops Term 2 2024


Venue: Merrilands Community Centre (PRACE)

Address: 35 Sturdee Street Reservoir 3073

Day: Tuesday’s

Dates: 16th April – 7th May 2024

Times: 10:00am – 12:30pm

ArtAbility Workshops Flier for Term 2 2024