The Artism Art Project (AAP) was born out of Japanese-Australian artist Toshi Handa's desire to create opportunities for people to enjoy art from people with disabilities and different perspectives.
Toshi's recent diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder has helped him make sense of his world and his art, which reflects a personal sense of alienation and difficulty adapting to his surroundings.
The Artism Art Project features Toshi's original illustrations for 'The Angel who was Accidentally Born on Earth', a book about author Miwa's own experiences as a mother of two children with autism. See a selection of Toshi's original art inspired by working with students with disabilities and different perspectives, and take part in an interactive exhibit inviting people with disabilities to participate in a live drawing session.
Showing at the Library at The Dock in Melbourne, the project provides a space for inclusive creativity. It offers an opportunity to embrace the diversity of human ability and deepen understanding and appreciation of people living with disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Library at The Dock
107-117 Victoria Harbour Promenade
Docklands VIC 3008
Level 1, Gallery
03 9658 9998
Dates and times
17/07/2019 to 08/08/2019
Mon: 8am – 7pm
Tue: 8am – 7pm
Wed: 8am – 7pm
Thu: 8am – 7pm
Fri: 8am – 7pm
Sat: 10am – 5pm
Sun: midday – 5pm
Launch Thurs 18 Jul, 6pm-7.30pm.
Art workshops for children Sun 21 Jul, 1pm and 2.30pm.
Sensory storytelling session Sun 28 Jul, 2pm-3pm.
This is a free event
How to get there
Public Transport Victoria