Artists with a disability shine in new exhibition

Tuesday 24th November

Artists with a disability shine in new exhibition

More than 100 works of art developed by Melburnians with multiple disabilities went on show at Federation Square today as part of an exciting new exhibition.

Entitled ‘Expressions of Me’, the collection is a remarkable selection of paintings created by almost 50 artists – each with their own personal story to tell. 

The artworks have been created as part of Able Australia’s art therapy program, ableart, which assists people with a disability to express themselves through the power of visual art.

“For almost a decade, ableart has been supporting people with a disability to translate their unique creative ideas into meaningful expressions of themselves,” said Able Australia CEO, Kaye Collard.

“Art therapy is a proven method of assisting people with a disability to express feelings that may be difficult to verbalise, develop healthy coping skills and even improve motor skills and physical co-ordination, which is why it is such an important part of our service offering.”