“In just six years, Studio A has established a workplace where its artists’ unique visions of their worlds are shared, nurtured and finely honed to a level of uncompromising professionalism.” 

- Kelly Burke, The Guardian


Meet 7 Studio A Artists Championing Accessibility

by Lucinda Longcroft, Google Arts & Culture Australian Blog, 02 December 2022

Damian Showyin, representing Studio A, wins Digital Fabrics Award

The Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Post, 01 December 2022

The Art of Optimism

by Sonia Nair, The Big Issue, 25 November 2022

Studio Visit

Art Edit Magazine, Issue #34 November 2022

What do you do at Studio A?

Artlink, Winter/Spring Issue #422 August 2022

NAVA Artist File: Emily Crockford

by Leya Reid, National Association for the Visual Arts, 26 May 2022

Archibald prize 2022: the small Sydney studio breaking big ground

The Guardian, 12 May 2022

Archibald Packing Room Prize goes to portrait of Taika Waititi by emerging artist Claus Stangl

ABC News, 5 May 2022

Spilt Milk announces 2022 line-up, Flume, Stormzy, The Wombats, G Flip and Genesis Owusu to feature

The Canberra Times, 28 April 2022

Flume, Stormzy, The Wombats to headline Spilt Milk Festival in Ballarat

by Talia Rinaldo, Beat, 28 April 2022

So you want my arts job: Disability Art Centre, CEO

by Celina Lei, Arts Hub, 25 April 2022

The A Team

by Elizabeth Fortescue, Mosman Daily, 21 April 2022

BAZAAR‘s favourite pieces from Romance Was Born’s latest collaborations

by Dani Maher, Harper’s Bazaar, March 2022

Exhibition review: From impulse to action, Bundanon

by Gina Fairley, ArtsHub, 3 March 2022

A space for inclusion: Cement Fondu partners with Studio A to give us a truly immersive experience with ‘Magical Putt Putt’

by Madeline Kenzie, RUSSH, 6 January 2022

A Game Changer for Art Collecting

by Chloé Wolifson, Art Edit Magazine, Issue #34 November 2022.

2021 Archibald Prize road show opens at Maitland Regional Art Gallery

by Jim Kellar, Newcastle Herald, 22 January 2022


Sydney Festival 2022: Choose your own adventure with must-see guide

by Lenny Ann Low, Sydney Morning Herald, 25 December 2021

Incognito Art Show

by Ben Hansen, Concrete Playground, 4 June 2021

You can buy the work of famous artists for $100 - but there’s a catch

by Amelia McGuire, Sydney Morning Herald, 4 June 2021

Pick Up Works by Some of Australia’s Top Artists for Just $100 at the Incognito Art Fair

by Che Marie-Trigg, Broadsheet, 1 June 2021

Incognito Art Show, by Stephen A Russell

Timeout, 31 May 2021

‘An absolute bargain’: new art show to hold anonymous exhibit

by Amelia McGuire, The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 March, 2021

Portraits of distinction

The Art Gallery of New South Wales, December 2021

All the colours of the rainbow

Unisson Disability, July 2021

Meet two Archibald finalists from Studio A: Artists with disability in focus, 23 June 2021

Joy in making art at the heart of Studio A

by Matthew Westwood, The Australian, 3 June 2021

Archibald Prize 2021: Grace Tame portrait among award finalists

by Stephanie Mckenna, The West Australian, 29 May 2021

ArtsHub’s 2021 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman predictions

by Gina Fairly, Arts Hub, 27 May 2021

Archibald prize 2021: Grace Tame, Ben Quilty, Eryn Jean Norvill and more – in pictures

The Guardian, 27 May 2021

Madame Witch

by Chloe Watfern, Running Dog, 27 March 2021

No Show, Carriageworks’ lively group exhibition of emerging and experimental art, is full of unexpected gems

by Fiona McGregor, The Saturday Paper, 27 February 2021

Opening Today in Carriageworks: No Show, a Free Exhibition Showcasing Early Career Artists

by Jane Albert, Broadsheet Sydney, 12 February 2021

Carriageworks presents ‘No Show’ connecting artists, art practices and the public

Australian Leisure Management, 29 January 2021

The colour queen

by Stephanie Aikins, North Shore Living Magazine, March 2021

Hornsby Woman of The Year

The Bush Telegraph, 25 February 2021

Thom Roberts Reads Crowns: Musing On Art And Neurodiversity Through The Lens Of One Artist’s Practice.

By Chloe Watfern. Art/Research International: A Transdisciplinary Journal 6, no. 2 (2021): 505-521, 2021

Thom Roberts is an artist and a country express train

By Chloe Watfern, Commentary on “Community participation as identity and belonging: a case study of Arts Project Australia. “I am an artist”” (Anderson & Bigby, 2020). Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 8, no 1 (2020): 15-20, 2 May 2021

‘Your face looks like the Metro train service’: a new vision from art’s outsiders

by Kylie Northover, The Age, 3 December 2021

Painting for love and a living, interview with Lauren Kerjan for the Visibility podcast

by The Council of Intellectual Disability, November 2021

Calling All Art Lovers – Shining A Spotlight On Studio A This International Day of People with Disability

The Iconic: Culture, 3 December 2021

Support comes at a crucial time for trumpeter Daniel Isler

by Mahalia Tanner, In Daily, 19 October 2021

Who is Woody Tiger?! Drawing Connections – An Interview with Cherelle Sappleton and Thom Roberts

by Linda Jean Pittwood and Rachel Marsden, The Double Negative, 22 November 2021

Writing Together

by Chloe Watfern and Lisa Scott, art et al., 24 August 2021

Life Work

by Jennifer Higgie, art et al., 6 September 2021

Arts and disability: the impact of representation on a national platform

by Giselle Bueti, Arts Hub, 16 August 2021

Agent Of Change: Gabrielle Mordy

by Ute Junker,, 23 July 2021

Bringing the outside in

by Tiarney Miekus, Art Guide Australia, 4 June 2021

Becoming an artist and sharing my story

by Lisa Scott and Chloe Watfern, British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 27 May 2021

"I want people to feel visible”: 8 artists discuss seeing their work on a construction site”

City of Sydney News, 17 May 2021

Exotic to Me and No Show, interview with Gabrielle Mordy

by Maisy Stapleton and Paula Towers (from 9:27 mins), Arts Thursday Eastside FM, 4 March 2021

“Thom Roberts is an artist and a country express train”. Commentary on “Community participation as identity and belonging: a case study of Arts Project Australia. “I am an artist”” (Anderson & Bigby, 2020)

by Chloe Watefern, 19 February 2021


Special Feature: Such Great Heights

by Rose of Sharon Leake, Art / Edit, issue 26, December 2020

What to see at the Art Gallery of NSW This Summer

by Nicola Heath, Broadsheet, 11 December 2020

Archibald Prize inspires new wave of contemporary ‘alternative portrait’ artists

by Vyshnavee Wijekumar, Arts Hub 3 December 2020

Archie Plus

by Cordelia Williamson, Concrete Playground, 26 November 2020

Celebrating outstanding achievement at the 2020 National Arts and Disability Awards

by Gabi Bergman,, 7 December 2020

Tickled pink: Artist Emily Crockford wins prize with colourful creations

by Linda Morris, Sydney Morning Herald, 3 December 2020

2020 National Arts and Disability Awards Celebrates Outstanding Achievement

Australian Leisure Management, 3 December 2020

Winners of 2020 National Arts and Disability Awards announced

Arts Hub, 3 December 2020

Emily Crockford: Recipient of the 2020 Australia Council National Arts and Disability Award for an Emerging Artist

Australia Council for the Arts, 3 December 2020

Archibald Prize Finalist and Local Shining Star – Emily Crockford

Bendigo Bank, 18 November 2020

Constituency Statement: 2020 Archibald Prize Finalist

Trent Zimmerman: Federal Member for North Sydney, 19 October 2020

Archibald prize 2020: Vincent Namatjira named winner for portrait of Adam Goodes

by Stephanie Convery, The Guardian, 25 September 2020

“The most refreshing Archibald I can remember”: Why 2020’s edition is so different

by Joanna Mendelssohn, The Big Smoke, 19 September 2020

Professional Career Development in the Arts Management of Supported Studios in Australia

By Jung Hyoung, The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society 51, no. 1 (2020): 1-19, 10 December 2020

Professional Career Development in the Arts Management of Supported Studios in Australia

by Jung Hyoung Yoon, The Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society, 10 December 2020

Spotlight on Studio A: Little One by Mathew Calandra

Create NSW, 3 December 2020

Spotlight on Studio A: Holly by Kristel Saxon

Create NSW, 3 December 2020

Ten Thoughtful Gift Ideas to Match Every Kind of Coworker You'll Get in This Year's Secret Santa

by Emma Joyce, Concrete Playground, 26 November 2020

Vibrant new murals take pride of place at Hazelhurst Arts Centre

by Merryn Porter, The Leader, 6 September 2020

MUMA Art You Can Wear

Arts Review, 7 August 2020

Wit and enigma make for arty lockdown fashion

by Robert Nelson, The Age, 5 August 2020

Monash University Museum of Art is selling wearable art to support local creatives

By Nicola Dowse, Time Out, 31 July 2020

MUMA Give You The Art You Can Wear

Be Melbourne, 29 July 2020

Collective of Artists with Disabilities Makes Huge Impact in Sydney

by Emerald Pellot and Associated Press,, 25 August 2020

Australian artists with disabilities in high demand

CGTN News, 17 August 2020

Radio interview with Studio A’s CEO/Artistic Director Gabrielle Mord

by Marni Roper, 2RPH Ablequest, 17 July 2020

Mural breaks barriers to a diverse world of public art

by Nick Galvin, The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 June 2020


In high demand, Emily Crockford is top of the pattern-based pops

Create NSW Q&A, 3 December 2019

Top 10: Ethical Gift Guide

by Penny Craswell, The Design Writer, 28 November 2019

It’s a jungle in here (and out there)

by Anita Dawson, U Mag, 6 November 2019

Australian artists with disability getting more support to unearth their talents

by Charlotte Lam, SBS News, 3 November 2019

Creating and being seen: new projects focus on the rights of artists with disabilities

by Chloe Watfern,, 23 October 2019

Corban & Blair - Women’s Product Collaboration by Jade Collins, 23 October 2019

Exploring Sydney’s Social Enterprises

by Lisa Cugnetto, Matters Journal, 4 September 2019

Oddysee - Skye Saxon

by Chloe Watfern, Running Dog, 15 August 2019

The secret artists behind Sydney CBD's building site murals

by Sarah Swain,, 14 April 2019

Studio A eyes prize North Shore Times

4 April 2019

This studio for artists with disability is turning out some of the city's best creations

by Ben Neutze, Time Out Sydney, 9 January 2019

Studio A Teaser - ABC Art Bites

Dir/Prod: Georgia Quinn, Plum Soda Productions, 2019

Art Bites: Studio A documentary

ABC iview, 22 June 2019

Georgia Quinn’s ‘Studio A Documentary’ series bites in all the right places

Create NSW Q&A, 20 June 2019

Crows Nest artists feature in new ABC documentary series

by Andrea McCullagh for Mosman Daily, 21 June 2019

The National 2019: New Australian Art

by Craig Judd, Artlink, 15 May 2019

The National 2019: New Australian Art

by Elyse Goldfinch, Ocula, 13 April 2019

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