The Artful Art Prize is a unique collaboration between Achieve Australia and Accessible Arts. Artful is open to all Australian residents no matter their experience level or where they live. Find out about the 6 categories in our FAQs section.
Our mission is to bring together a diverse community of people from across Australia to explore and celebrate creative expression in a fun and social way. We believe that art is for everyone, regardless of age, ability, or experience, so we want to create an inclusive and welcoming space for all who want to explore their creative potential.
I am a deaf Australian artist based in Sydney, and I love showing how my mind works through my bright paintings. I have such creative and visual thoughts all the time, and that’s how I start my paintings. I am constantly thinking about my paintings, and find sources of inspiration…Read more
Guy is an Australian artist best known for his painting. His art practice is eclectic with distinct style. Living with a disability for over ten years, Guy’s undiagnosed condition left him with permanently distorted vision in one eye. He entered a self-portrait in the 2013 Archibald Prize, becoming a finalist…Read more
Patricia Casey is a multidisciplinary artist based in Sydney. She has been a practicing artist for 20 years and completed a Master of Visual Arts (Research) in 2009 from Sydney University. Patricia has exhibited internationally and throughout Australia. Her art practice reflects a constant search for meaning and a desire…Read more
Sue Jo Wright is a Sydney-based artist who explores identity through photography, video, and textiles. Embracing sign language at 10, her work transcends boundaries, offering a unique glimpse into the deaf world. Since 2019, Sue has been an advocate for community arts and has been helping other artists make their…Read more
All non-professional artists across Australia are invited to submit an entry to the Artful Art Prize.
Tim Ferguson is a widely acclaimed artist, comedian and screenwriter. He’s toured the world performing stand-up and musical comedy, co-writing dozens of live stage comedy shows and light entertainment programs.
Tim is a patron of MS Australia, and national advocate for employment of people with disabilities.
As the peak arts and disability organisation in NSW, Accessible Arts strives to advance the rights of, and opportunities for, people with disability or who are d/Deaf to develop and sustain professional careers in the arts and have equitable access to arts and culture across NSW.
For 37 years, Accessible Arts has worked with and for our community to accelerate and celebrate the diverse professional, cultural and social impacts of arts and disability. This is achieved through providing a range of programs, workshops and services which focus on career advancement, audience development and community engagement for arts practitioners and audiences with disability.
Achieve Australia, which was founded in 1952, champions social inclusion for people with disability through its range of services across Sydney and the Northern Rivers region of NSW. Our purpose is to build extraordinary lives, supporting people with disability to be well, have a home, choose a career, learn new skills, participate in their community, and enjoy a full life.Visit Achieve Australia