ArtAbility is an inspiring visual arts program and exhibition run by ADEC that unites, recognises and celebrates a range of talented artists who are living with a disability, experience mental ill health or are from culturally diverse backgrounds. The ArtAbility program started back in 2005 with just 30 artists and has evolved and grown ever since.  As we celebrate our 15th Anniversary our goal is to strengthen the art and culture within our community, promoting positive values and principles.

ADEC run a series of free art workshops throughout the year.  The purpose of these workshops is to assist our artists to develop and enhance their creative skills and express their emotions and aspirations through art, working towards pieces for our annual exhibition.  We are always seeking individuals to take part in such workshops run by our qualified Art Therapists

Due to the COVID19 Pandemic, we have had to change the way our workshops are run for our 2020 exhibition. We now have weekly online art therapy zoom sessions each Friday at 10am to inspire you to stay connected and create art from home.

For further information, please contact Sharyn on: (03) 9480 7000 or email:

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