No barriers to creating beautiful, interesting artworks

Creative space: Dudley Arthouse, Lower Hutt

Dudley Arthouse and gallery provides a creative space  for artists with intellectual disabilities to develop their artistic skills.

The opening exhibition at Dudley Arthouse

The central Dudley St location attracts a lot of interest from the public who can view and buy artworks in the gallery.

The works highlight that intellectual disability is no barrier to creating beautiful, interesting artworks.

There has been positive feedback from people coming in, meeting the artists and seeing their work.

Works by two Dudley Arthouse artists, Wendy Best and Lisa McConnochie, were in the national finals  of the IHC Telecom Art Awards 2012. It also has had work on display at the Ministry of Transport offices and ROAR! gallery. 

Artwork by Lisa McConnochie, a finalist in the IHC Telecom Art Awards 2009

Another success has been interest in the work of the artists at the IHC Auction fundraiser which sold for good prices. 

Dudley Arthouse provides a safe, supportive environment for artists to work on their individual projects. Community participation and involvement is encouraged. It is funded through IDEA Services. It has a long-term lease on the Dudley Street premises, which makes it easier to plan for future events.

For more information, contact:
Jules Hunt
Team leader
T: 04 566 8420

Last updated 23 October 2013





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