Photo credit: ART:DIS

Artworks by 26 persons with disabilities on display Jun 9-18; include paintings, prints and ceramic works

While ART:DIS’s art programmes are held every year, this exhibition is the first time that the works have been publicly displayed.

Kelly Chin

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Published: 9 June 2023, 5:01 PM

An art exhibition by non-profit organisation for the disabled ART:DIS is held at Objectifs Chapel Gallery from Jun 9 to 18.

Titled A Piece of Home, the exhibition features over 60 artworks across the mediums of paintings, prints and ceramics by 26 artists with disabilities.

According to curator John Tung, the exhibition represents the culmination of years of training from each individual artist.


The ceramics were created using a pinching technique instead of a wheel and glazed with a mixture that the artists made. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/KELLY CHIN


While ART:DIS’s art programmes are held every year, this exhibition is the first time that the works have been publicly displayed. 

This exhibition is also part of ART:DIS’s 30th anniversary. According to ART:DIS, it is one of many platforms for persons with disabilities (PwDs) to gain visibility and for the public to better understand who they are. 

“A lot of the artworks presented here are cropped from aspects of the artists’ daily lives and the way they envision the world, or sometimes a specific goal that they have in mind,” shared John.

In line with the anniversary, ART:DIS has also launched an artbook and applied the artists’ works into various lifestyle products such as plates and shirts in collaboration with UNIQLO. 

These can be purchased at the exhibition’s gift shop. All profits from the shop go towards supporting ART:DIS’s operations and programmes, as well as the families of PwDs.


The gift shop also had silk scarves with motifs by the artists and coffee in collaboration with local coffee brand Hook Coffee. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/KELLY CHIN


Audio tours are also available at the exhibition for selected art works to allow for more accessibility and inclusivity for those with visual impairments. 

Unlike regular audio tours, the audio features music, sound effects and storytelling elements that describes the artists’ thought processes.


The audio will automatically start when visitors stand near an art piece. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/KELLY CHIN


A Piece of Home is open to the public from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 12pm to 7pm, and on Sundays from 12pm to 4pm. Entry to the exhibition is free.

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