2017 CONNECTED Art Exhibition

STATE TRUSTEES’ 15th CONNECTED Art Exhibition from 23 October to 3 November 2017

State Trustees today announced that the CONNECTED Art Exhibition is returning to the No Vacancy Gallery in the Atrium at Federation Square, from Monday 23 October through to Friday 3 November 2017.

The State Trustees CONNECTED Art Exhibition, curated by Andrew Chew from No Vacancy Gallery, is a community event promoting social inclusion through art and culture. The exhibition provides emerging Victorian artists living with a disability or experience of mental illness an opportunity to showcase their work in a high profile public space, attracting the support of Melbourne’s arts community and the general public. The diversity of art submissions range from painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and multimedia demonstrates the power art has in expressing the voices of people who are often not heard in mainstream society.

Every year we are consistently pleased by the range of submissions we receive for the CONNECTED Art Exhibition. The exhibition reminds us that it’s not disability or mental illness that are the defining traits of our artists, but their individual talents.

State Trustees recognises the importance of art and culture and how it can encourage social inclusion and enrich the lives of artists and their communities. The CONNECTED Art Exhibition was borne from a passion for recognising and celebrating artists living with a disability or mental illness.

This year celebrates a special milestone, the 15th anniversary of the CONNECTED Art Exhibition. On Tuesday 31 October, State Trustees will host a special celebratory event at Federation Square for the CONNECTED Art community.

For more information about this event please visit www.statetrustees.com.au/CONNECTED.