Studio A artists takeover our Surry Hills store for the vibrant fusion of Rainbow World

This April our Surry Hills Store is excited to host Rainbow World — a vibrant fusion of four Studio A artists; Katrina Brennan (also featured above), Annette Galstaun, Jaycee Kim and Catherine McGuiness.

Playful dream forms nestle happily amongst the softness of Mud Australia ceramics, existing somewhere between 2D and 3D realities.

The Studio A display will spill out of the front of our Surry Hills store where you can purchase original artwork and objects by Studio A artists.

Come along and meet the Studio A team this Saturday, April 1 from 10am to 4pm. The window will be in place the whole of April.

Scroll below to see featured artwork and Studio A artists. . .

About Studio A

Studio A is NSW’s only supported studio for professional artists with intellectual disability. The enterprise tackles barriers that artists living with intellectual disability face in accessing conventional education and professional development pathways needed to be successful and renowned visual artists. Studio A provides a powerful sense of identity and self worth to our artists through fostering and promoting their genuine artistic skill and passion.

Through Studio A, our artists are exhibiting and selling their work, receiving commissions for new work and even licensing their intellectual property. Four Studio A artists were finalists in Australia’s major portrait prize The Archibald in 2022. The artists win national awards, deliver major public art projects and feature in TEDxSydney and ABC documentaries. Studio A artist’s creative work is commissioned and collected by major cultural institutions including the National Gallery of Australia, Artbank, Australian National Maritime Museum and the Art Gallery of NSW. We partner with universities including UNSW & UTS, collaborate with leading designers including Mud Australia & Romance Was Born and are commissioned by corporations such as Westpac and Lendlease.

We bring life, colour and energy to the urban centre along with a unique way to connect diverse communities through creativity. In 2021 Studio A created over 3,000 sq metres of public art in high profile sites across Sydney, seen by over 250,000 people.

Pictured: Mud Australia Founder and Creative Director Shelley Simpson with Studio A artist and Archibald in 2022 finalist, Thom Roberts.