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ArtAbility 2012 @ Federation Square

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“Creativity Is Intelligence Having Fun.” – Albert Einstein
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A free visual arts exhibition, Art transcends all barriers

Starting on 10 December 2012, the ArtAbility festival will regale Melburnians for one long week with a magnificent visual arts exhibition, created and presented by artists living with various disabilities hailing from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds.
Like every year, this year's exhibition has an unique theme. This year's theme is Dreams, presented in a wide range of mediums incorporating paintings, sketches, sculptures, tapestries, photographs and poetry.

Aimed at delivering a sensory extravagance at the utmost level, this enthralling exhibition offers a high-profile platform to artists to express themselves in a way that surpasses all barriers and divisions, including language, racism age, physical and mental health challenges. Providing an exquisite platform for talented artists from different cultural backgrounds, this festival has assisted many aspiring artists to carve out a niche in the arts industry and host their own exhibitions after partaking in ArtAbility. Creations of many of these gifted artists can be found ostentatiously displayed in numerous public and corporate venues in and around Melbourne.

The proud sponsors of ArtABility include veritable organisations like Hope for the Future, Federation Square, MediQuest, Motion Printing, iD-Concepts and Dean's Art.

Find out more about this truly stunning event here.

If you wish to partake in ArtABility in the capacity of either as an artist, volunteer or as a sponsor then contact the Artistic and General Coordinator on 9480 1666 or via email on artability@adec.org.au. Participation in ArtAbility is open to all artists in and around Victoria.

Now the most important question. How do you get there? The Federation Square is located in the heart of Melbourne and is sprawled out next to Flinders Street Station and can be accessed by buses, trams and trains. Further, the Federation Square has its very own multi-level car park which can be easily accessed from Russell Street or Batman Avenue (Exhibition Street extension – City Link). The Federation Square Car Park is open to the public 24/7.

This absolutely free festival is a must-see event in the month of December.

Date & times
10/12/2012 to 17/12/2012
Monday: all day
Tuesday: all day
Wednesday: all day
Thursday: all day
Friday: all day
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Why? To experience arts in a multitude of forms
Where: The Atrium, Federation Square
Cost: Free
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