The Saturday Visual Arts Group is a weekly workshop, facilitated by experienced practicing artists, that builds participant’s skill in using a variety of art materials. The group is supported by Disability Support Workers.
As well as working with pencils and paint, the group has explored collage, print making, sculpture and techniques with fabric and paper machete. Participants are encouraged to find their own way of working with materials while having guidance and instruction available from the facilitator. Collaborative group work is a feature of their activity.

The social aspect of working together is recognised as an important part of the experience in participating in the group.

Work from participants is exhibited annually. Exhibitions have been at La Trobe Visual Arts Centre (now La Trobe Arts Institute) and in the foyers of The Capital Theatre. Work from the group is on display at Golden City Support Services.

Program and Opportunity Access

Staff are highly experienced in working with people with disability and maximising their creative experience. People requiring one-on-one support can attend with their own support worker or carer.


  • Skill development
  • Social and community participation
  • Pathways to work ( Finding and Keeping a Job)
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Artistic outcome based

Find out more

For bookings and information on specific access and transport.

John Wills
Creative Producer


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