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Front Up – Art Project Call Out

Artist Adam Knapper invites Deaf and Disabled artists living or working in the City of Port Phillip to participate in a public art drawing project.

portrait of a person. it is a line crawing with pops of colour

Image credit: Adam Knapper, Gunaydin, ink and watercolour on paper, 2019

Front Up is a drawing project to be presented on the windows of Arts Access Victoria in South Melbourne. The project involves drawing portraits of Deaf and Disabled artists who live and/or work in the City of Port Phillip. The project aims to represent and empower Deaf and Disabled artists through the creative process of portrait drawings.

The half-hour portrait sitting will be a conversation with my artist peers as a point of connection of shared experiences and creating meaning through the process of drawing portraits. The completed A3 drawings will be enlarged and adhered to the exterior windows of Arts Access Victoria.

When: Half-hour portrait sitting in March

Where: Arts Access Victoria, or online via Zoom

Artist Fee: All portrait sitters will receive a $75 fee for participating

Exhibition: July-August 2021(6 weeks)

Expression of interest: Email Adam Knapper at