CONNECTED Art Exhibition 2016

The CONNECTED Art Exhibition was established in 2003 by State Trustees and showcases the work of emerging artists with a disability or an experience of mental illness.

The event was borne from a passion for recognising and celebrating artists with a physical or mental disability in Victoria.

State Trustees recognises the importance of celebrating art and culture as it enriches lives and communities and encourages social inclusion.

The CONNECTED Art Exhibition showcases a variety of artworks in the following forms – painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, multimedia and digital arts, photography, printmaking and poetry.


2016 CONNECTED Art Exhibition Event Details

We’re thrilled to share that this year will mark the 14th anniversary of the exhibition!

Details of the 2016 CONNECTED Art Exhibition are as follows:

  • Exhibition dates: Monday 10 October – Friday 21 October 2016
  • Location: No Vacancy Gallery and the Atrium, Federation Square, Melbourne
  • Call for entries: Monday 20 June 2016 – Friday 19 August 2016

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2015 CONNECTED Award Recipients:










First prize: Rosa Bartone – Dare

Second prize: Andrew Pearson – Lady in Pink

Third prize: Bruce Plant – Love the Cannibal

Office for the Public Advocate Prize: Liam O’Neil – The Mayor of Geelong

People’s Choice Award: Larissa Macfarlane – The Places are marked for past and future great handstands