Each year, Able Australia hosts Able Art – an event that showcases the incredible art that our clients with disability create. Able Art is a weeklong event that coincides with 3 December – International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). IDPwD aims to increase public awareness, understanding, and acceptance of people with disability. It is also about celebrating the contributions and achievements of people with disability and promote inclusion. Able Art is one way that we celebrate and share the incredible talents and achievements of our clients.
At Able Australia, we offer Creative Arts Therapy, which is based on the belief that art-making within a therapeutic context supports changes in a person’s inner world and helps them develop a more integrated sense of self. We then display the artwork created by our clients who want to participate in the Able Art Exhibition.
Much like in 2020, this year’s Able Art Exhibition will be held online due to COVID-19. The theme for this year’s exhibition is rainbow connection, due to the beautiful abundance of colour that is included in the art. Each day from 29 November to 3 December, we share a unique collection of artwork created by our clients via an online video, and a photo gallery accompanied by written and audio descriptions.
A huge thank you to our clients for contributing their artwork. Click here to view all the amazing art created by our clients this year.
Below are some photos of our Able Australia clients and their art.