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QArt Gallery QArt Gallery and QArt Studio proudly provides employment, mentoring and training for artists with in QArt Gallery and QArt Studio give meaning to the idea, ‘art with purpose’.

Providing employment, mentoring and training to artists with varying degrees of intellectual disability, QArt Studio offers a platform for our artists to participate to a fuller extent in the community by engaging in meaningful employment and enjoying more productive lives. In 2011, QArt Studio opened QArt Gallery – a place of immense pride for our artists to showcase and sell their artwork to the

Providing employment, mentoring and training to artists with varying degrees of intellectual disability, QArt Studio offers a platform for our artists to participate to a fuller extent in the community by engaging in meaningful employment and enjoying more productive lives. In 2011, QArt Studio opened QArt Gallery – a place of immense pride for our artists to showcase and sell their artwork to the

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In Australia, there is a chronic shortage of suitable homes for people with a disability, so Endeavour Foundation decide...
19/09/2022

In Australia, there is a chronic shortage of suitable homes for people with a disability, so Endeavour Foundation decided to do something about it.

Endeavour Foundation strongly believes that people with a disability in Australia have the same right to the safety and comfort of having a permanent roof over their head as anyone else. So, to solve the problem, Endeavour Foundation have launched the 'My Home, My Life' initiative, whereby $45m is being invested towards refurbishing existing homes and building new accessible homes to house people with disabilities.

And with so much wall space in these homes... it makes sense that they need some art! So, it is a great privilege that our artists will be commissioned to create some wonderful pieces of art for these properties.

The only problem is deciding which art we should be sent up to Queensland for these homes... there's just too much to choose from our talented artists! 🤩💕

Here is just a small selection of some of our artists' recent creations...
🖼 Lisa Hine's 'Blood Orange' (2022)
🖼 Mya Wilson's 'Creative Spark' (2022)
🖼 Sarah Gibson's 'Silver Birch' (2022)
🖼 Stefan Farina's 'Chapel' (2022)

It's all smiles in the Studio here today. Why, you ask? Because Holly is creating art - and that's a reason to make anyo...
16/09/2022

It's all smiles in the Studio here today. Why, you ask?

Because Holly is creating art - and that's a reason to make anyone smile 🤩

Stay tuned for this exciting new piece by Holly... it's amazing!

Yesterday was American artist Robert Indiana's birthday. Indiana's work was synonymous with the pop culture movement - p...
14/09/2022

Yesterday was American artist Robert Indiana's birthday. Indiana's work was synonymous with the pop culture movement - particularly his iconic 'LOVE' design which is recognisable all over the world.

Interestingly, his 'LOVE' design was first created for a personal Christmas card in 1964. The Museum of Modern Art loved it so much, they commissioned him to design a similar Christmas card to be sold in its gift shop the following year. This 'LOVE' card quickly became one of the store’s most popular items.

In a way, this is something our artists can relate to - often creating Christmas cards so exceptional that we have to turn them into bigger pieces of art!

To celebrate Robert Indiana's birthday, we're sharing this colourful piece by Tara Scott - 'For the LOVE of the beat' (2020).

Recently our artists were commissioned to produce a beautiful artwork for San Churro 🥰Endeavour Foundation has been work...
13/09/2022

Recently our artists were commissioned to produce a beautiful artwork for San Churro 🥰

Endeavour Foundation has been working with San Churro for a while now, with our Endeavour employees packing about 20 different varieties of their chocolates (including drinking chocolate, Rocky Road, Specklies and choc coated pretzels.. oh and don't forget about their delicious range of Easter products 🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤).

It is always a true honour to work with other organisations who support our vision of everyone deserving the opportunity to participate in the workplace in roles that are active, progressive and build upon their personal capabilities. Through working with organisations like San Churo, we are enabled to continue to support and mentor those with intellectual and physical disabilities.

Life is sweeter at San Churro! 🥰🤩

Tomorrow is Positive Thinking Day - and what a day it is!There's an old saying that 'you are what you eat' - and if that...
12/09/2022

Tomorrow is Positive Thinking Day - and what a day it is!

There's an old saying that 'you are what you eat' - and if that is true, then so is 'you are what you think'. When you have a positive mindset, the way we perceive the world, as well as life's obstacles, just seems so much easier.

So, in order to celebrate Positive Thinking Day (which arguably should be every day!), we are sharing two pieces from our artists which instantly make us feel more positive...

🖼 Sarah Gibson's Christmas card ‘Joyful Birds' (2022). While Christmas might still be a while away (just enough time for you to order your cards though!), that doesn't mean we can't start enjoying all the positivity that comes from this holiday now!

🖼 Mya Wilson's colourful piece 'Joy' (2021) celebrates the many dimensions of Indigenous culture. This piece has also been a key feature of Endeavour's reconciliation plan which strives to support Indigenous workers and cultural practices.

Has anyone purchased a ticket for the Endeavour Foundation lottery of the $2.4 million picture-perfect prize home on the...
09/09/2022

Has anyone purchased a ticket for the Endeavour Foundation lottery of the $2.4 million picture-perfect prize home on the Sunshine Coast?

The winner will be announced on September 22!

And when you step inside this gorgeous property, you will even spot some very own QArt art which has specifically been commissioned for this home. The winner will also get a number of vouchers to help them settle into this house - including a $1,000 QArt voucher to spend.

Check out these stunning designs from Mya Wilson hanging up in this lotto home...

🖼 ‘Desert Landscape’ (2022)
🖼 ‘Botanical arches’ (2022)

Today is Grandma Moses' birthday - an American artist who was famous for her paintings of landscapes. Known also as Anna...
07/09/2022

Today is Grandma Moses' birthday - an American artist who was famous for her paintings of landscapes.

Known also as Anna Mary Robertson Moses, she was nicknamed 'Grandma Moses' given she began painting at the age of 78.

Born in upstate New York and worked from an early age at a nearby farm, Moses often drew from her memory for her captivating scenes of the rural experience when painting later on in life.

So, to celebrate Grandma Moses, as well as her gorgeous landscape pieces, we're sharing two works of art from our QArt artists...

🖌 Jarrod Wendt's ‘Landscape’ (2014)
🖌 Jordan Dymke's ‘Owl in Landscape’ (2014)

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to QArt's Julian Campomizzi, happy birthday to you! 🎊🥳 🎂 🎁
05/09/2022

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to QArt's Julian Campomizzi, happy birthday to you! 🎊🥳 🎂 🎁

👩‍🎨 Meet The Artists 👨‍🎨This month, we're introducing you to none other than Tara Scott. Quietly spoken and gentle, Tara...
02/09/2022

👩‍🎨 Meet The Artists 👨‍🎨

This month, we're introducing you to none other than Tara Scott.

Quietly spoken and gentle, Tara is one of the amazing artists at QArt. Her smile and reserved demeanour have endeared her to the studio.

Tara is known for her colourful designs and bold shapes - combining both together to create some truly wonderful pieces of art.

Swipe across to see some of Tara's designs or alternatively visit us in-person at 188 High Street to purchase any of her pieces.

Did you know that Nando's Australia & New Zealand's famous PERi-PERi Salt is packaged by Endeavour Foundation's Business...
02/09/2022

Did you know that Nando's Australia & New Zealand's famous PERi-PERi Salt is packaged by Endeavour Foundation's Business Solutions team in Kew, located in the room next door to our QArt Studio?

We wanted to celebrate the incredible partnership with Nandos, so we hosted an afternoon tea for their team and presented them with an Indigenous inspired painting that incorporates the distinctive Nando’s rooster by QArt's Mya Wilson.

It is always a true honour to partner with businesses who share our vision of supporting people with disability to make their possibilities a reality through employment opportunities. Thank you, Nando's - we hope you love this painting as much as we do! 🤩🥰

This abstract piece titled 'Fingerprint of the Universe' (2022) by Jordan Dymke is a true masterpiece.  The pastel colou...
30/08/2022

This abstract piece titled 'Fingerprint of the Universe' (2022) by Jordan Dymke is a true masterpiece.

The pastel colours… the line details… the many gradient shifts - there are so many reasons why we love this piece!

If you'd like to purchase this piece, check out our website or visit us in-person at our gallery (188 High Street, Kew).

https://qart.endeavour.com.au/products/fingerprint-of-the-universe

Man's best friend, four-legged fur-babies, cute canines… whatever you call dogs, today is yet another reason to celebrat...
26/08/2022

Man's best friend, four-legged fur-babies, cute canines… whatever you call dogs, today is yet another reason to celebrate them given it's International Dog Day! 🐶

To celebrate these paw-fect creatures on International Dog Day today, check out these dog-inspired pieces by our artists...

🐾 Jarrod Wendt's ‘Greyhound’ (2015)
🐾 Sarah Gibson's ‘Playtime’ (2018)
🐾 Kitty Yiu's ‘Rojo’ (2021)

From humble beginnings as a day program in 1987, QArt has developed into a professionally operated, purpose-built art st...
24/08/2022

From humble beginnings as a day program in 1987, QArt has developed into a professionally operated, purpose-built art studio and gallery which continues to provide opportunities for people with a disability through art.

Today, QArt provides a dynamic and supportive work environment, ideal for nurturing artistic talent and friendships. Within the studio, a group of talented artists with disability receive support and artistic direction from qualified managers, mentoring each person to further develop their skills.

When you shop at QArt, you're not only purchasing quality pieces of art and supporting people with a disability; you're purchasing a part of the unique QArt story that is yours for the telling.

📸 A blast from the past: John Bates in our studio before his exhibition in 2015

What does art mean to some of our artists?This is what they had to say...
22/08/2022

What does art mean to some of our artists?

This is what they had to say...

Presenting to you, Mya Wilson's most recent masterpiece - 'Harmony' (2022). Who would love to have this one hanging up i...
19/08/2022

Presenting to you, Mya Wilson's most recent masterpiece - 'Harmony' (2022).

Who would love to have this one hanging up in their home?

If you'd like to purchase this piece, check out our website or visit us in-person at our gallery (188 High Street, Kew).

https://qart.endeavour.com.au/products/harmony

"An arch consists of two weaknesses which, leaning one against the other, make a strength."- Leonardo da VinciOne of our...
17/08/2022

"An arch consists of two weaknesses which, leaning one against the other, make a strength."
- Leonardo da Vinci

One of our favourite quotes from one of our favourite artists!

And speaking of arches, check out this wonderful piece by Sammi-Jo Matta, titled 'Patterned Arches' (2022).

👩‍🎨 Meet The Artists 👨‍🎨 This month, we introduce you to the one-and-only, Julian Campomizzi.  Julian is a promising you...
15/08/2022

👩‍🎨 Meet The Artists 👨‍🎨

This month, we introduce you to the one-and-only, Julian Campomizzi.

Julian is a promising young artist - his drawings are expressive, and his colour choices are bold and vibrant. He has a direct and quirky sense of humour which we often see coming to life in his work.

We love having Julian as part of QArt and we continue to look forward to the many amazing pieces he will create in the future.

What do you see when you look at this piece by Mya Wilson? Do you see a mesmerising under-the-sea life? Do you see some ...
12/08/2022

What do you see when you look at this piece by Mya Wilson?

Do you see a mesmerising under-the-sea life? Do you see some far away galaxy? Or maybe you see the mixing of oil and water?

Whatever it is that you see, we're sure you could get lost looking into this piece for hours.

If you'd like to purchase this piece, check out our website or visit us in-person at our gallery (188 High Street, Kew).

https://qart.endeavour.com.au/products/oil-in-water

Pieces like Mya Wilson's 'Earth Energy' (2021) are one of the many reasons why we are so proud of our artists at QArt. I...
10/08/2022

Pieces like Mya Wilson's 'Earth Energy' (2021) are one of the many reasons why we are so proud of our artists at QArt. It is this kind of artwork which captures the essence of our artists - their creativity, their imagination, and their passion for art.

Well done, Mya, for this fantastic piece 👏 If you'd like to purchase this piece, visit our website today:

https://qart.endeavour.com.au/products/earth-energy

Did you know that there are some 71 species of cats in the world? 🐈🐈‍⬛ And today, we're celebrating ALL of them - it is ...
08/08/2022

Did you know that there are some 71 species of cats in the world? 🐈🐈‍⬛

And today, we're celebrating ALL of them - it is International Cat Day after all!

😻 Sammi-Jo Matta – ‘Cat Attack’ (2021)
😻 Tiffany McBroom – ‘Cat and Mouse’ (2016)
😻 Miranda Millane – ‘Cats’ (2016)

3 facts about Owls that you didn't know you needed to know…🦉 Owls can rotate their necks 270 degrees🦉 A group of owls is...
05/08/2022

3 facts about Owls that you didn't know you needed to know…

🦉 Owls can rotate their necks 270 degrees
🦉 A group of owls is called a parliament
🦉 Owls are zygodactyl, which means their feet have two forward-facing toes and two backward-facing toes

And speaking of Owls, how cool is this piece by Kitty Yiu called 'Owl' (2017)?!

“I did a commission for a lady earlier in the year. When I gave her the painting and told her the meaning behind the art...
03/08/2022

“I did a commission for a lady earlier in the year. When I gave her the painting and told her the meaning behind the art and my inspiration, she just cried. And that’s why I do it. I just want to help people. My goal in life is to help them and make them feel better because that’s what art did for me."
- Mya Wilson, QArt Artist

Roses are red,Violets are blue,This piece by Stefan Farina,is too good to be true!Check our Stefan's recent work of art ...
01/08/2022

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
This piece by Stefan Farina,
is too good to be true!

Check our Stefan's recent work of art - 'Abstract Rose' (2022) 🥰 If you'd like to purchase this piece, visit our website today 👇

https://qart.endeavour.com.au/products/abstract-rose

When we asked our Artists what 'art' means to them, and what they enjoy most about it, this is what some of them had to ...
29/07/2022

When we asked our Artists what 'art' means to them, and what they enjoy most about it, this is what some of them had to say ✨👉

Who else is dreaming of some warmer weather?Our artists certainly are, as captured in these boat-themed pieces! Sail awa...
27/07/2022

Who else is dreaming of some warmer weather?

Our artists certainly are, as captured in these boat-themed pieces! Sail away, sail away...

⚓️ ‘Boat Reflection’ (2018) by Jarrod Wendt
⚓️ ‘Sail Boats’ (2015) by John Bates

What's better than one birthday at QArt? Two birthdays! 🎂 🥳 🎈 🎁 That's right - today, on July 25, we celebrate the birth...
25/07/2022

What's better than one birthday at QArt? Two birthdays! 🎂 🥳 🎈 🎁

That's right - today, on July 25, we celebrate the birthday of two of our incredibly talented artists - Shelby Gardner and Stefan Farina.

🎨 'Flinders Street at White Night’ (2018) by Stefan Farina
🎨 ‘Endeavour Tree’ (2021) by Shelby Gardner
📸 Photo of Shelby with her painting
🎨 'City of Love’ (2022) by Stefan Farina
🎨 'Vespa’ (2021) by Stefan Farina

Happy birthday to you both! We hope it's a magical day.

Did you know that all of the QArt artists are available for commissions? So, if you like the style of an artist, you can...
22/07/2022

Did you know that all of the QArt artists are available for commissions?

So, if you like the style of an artist, you can commission them to create a unique artwork to suit your office or home. Or if there is a particular painting you desire, but would like to tweak its size or colour palette, our artists are able to create a custom piece that fits the bill.

Keen to find out more? DM us today!

👩‍🎨 Meet The Artists 👨‍🎨This month, we're celebrating the lovely Tiffany McBroom. As a painter, Tiffany channels her bub...
20/07/2022

👩‍🎨 Meet The Artists 👨‍🎨

This month, we're celebrating the lovely Tiffany McBroom.

As a painter, Tiffany channels her bubbly persona into her art, creating canvases in bright hues which make viewers feel merry. Tiffany’s works can be found in her true style with her eponymous greeting card series.

Swipe across to check out some of our favourite pieces from Tiffany 👉

Anyone else in the mood for some fresh fruit and vegetables? Maybe it's just us after looking at these gorgeous pieces.....
18/07/2022

Anyone else in the mood for some fresh fruit and vegetables? Maybe it's just us after looking at these gorgeous pieces...

🥦 ‘Colourful Vegetables’ (2014) by Jarrod Wendt
🍉 ‘Fruit Tree’ (2018) by Miranda Millane

Many of the artists working at QArt have difficulty in their everyday lives expressing what they think and feel.However,...
15/07/2022

Many of the artists working at QArt have difficulty in their everyday lives expressing what they think and feel.

However, when they pick up a paint brush, they are able to show who they are and what they believe in. It’s a liberating and satisfying process for the artists. Not only does the individual grow and flourish as an artist, but the positive changes to their personal life are remarkable. New friendships are made and they have a purpose and a pride in what they do.

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Wednesday 10am - 3pm
Thursday 10am - 3pm
Friday 10am - 3pm
Saturday 10am - 3pm

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Melbourne is famous for its street art, and QArt Gallery and studio artists are not shying away from making their mark in a ''Kew-munity' way 🎨 This freshly painted mural represents the diverse community of Kew in Victoria. It features a number of people in the community including a member of the Wurundjeri tribe, a gentleman with a guide dog and our very own artist, Miranda, who contributed to the mural by painting her own portrait!
We've just finished our latest mural - 'This is our Kew-Munity' - celebrating the diversity of Kew and featuring many real people who were able to get involved and paint themselves! Just some of the people included - * A member of the Wurundjeri tribe * Representatives from Kew RSL, Kew Rovers Football Club and Kew Scouts * A Kew Guide dog and owner - Guide Dogs Victoria * Kew business owners * Varied cultures and religions * A Kew local who passed away from COVID * An artist from QArt Gallery * And so much more! Love to see it? It's on the corner of Cotham Rd and Queen Street, Kew. Find all involved on Instagram - Artist: nea.au. Her assistant: creativemonkinc_artist. Artist management company: mamam_
We love local business QArt Gallery, who stock art and giftwares made by artists with disability. Every time you purchase, you're helping create job opportunities for people who face discrimination in the workplace. And you get a quality gift at a price point to suit you - from $3 handmade cards to large canvas artworks. If there ever was a year (or two) that showed us the value of supporting the more vulnerable members of our community, this was surely it! Shop at 188 High St Kew or online at https://qart.endeavour.com.au/.
Today is International Day of People With Disability, and QArt Gallery in Kew are celebrating with a competition where you can win gallery vouchers. Q Art provide employment for artists with a disability, and their gallery at 188 High St is a fabulous part of Kew Junction. Enter via the post below. Good luck!
🎄 Starting to think about Christmas shopping? QArt Gallery have got you covered. In the lead up to International Day for People with Disability, they are giving away $200 worth of vouchers (4 x $50) to spend in QArt Gallery. Entry details are 👇 in their post ✨ Shop original artwork made by people with disability here: qart.endeavour.com.au/collections/all or have a piece custom made for you.
It was high fives all around when our QArt Gallery artists walked back into the studio after months of lockdown in Victoria. Our artists are celebrating picking up their paint brushes once again and getting back to what they love - painting, drawing and sculpting. With the studio's doors now open, the artists have been busy creating a line of Christmas cards that you'll want to gift yourself this season. Take a look at their 🎄Christmas card range, starting at only $3 👉 https://qart.endeavour.com.au/collections/miscellaneous
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In the he(ART) of Kew! ❤️ From humble beginnings as a day program in 1987, QArt has developed into a professionally operated, purpose-built art studio and gallery which continues to provide opportunities for people with a disability through art. 👉 Find out more about QArt Gallery in this week’s Love Local Life stories: https://lovelocallife.com.au/love-local-boroondara-stories-28th-september/
Get to know our QArt Gallery artists. Meet Henry 🧑‍🎨 "It makes me happy and very pleased that someone likes my work and appreciates all the effort that I put into my work." Take a look at Henry's collection that is inspired by Australian wildlife. https://bit.ly/3CZzUVK
🎨 “I like painting because it makes me feel like I am part of society and gives me identity.” Meet Jarrod, a multidisciplinary artist from QArt Gallery in Kew, Victoria. Jarrod is an artist with intellectual disability, whose work spans painting, ceramics, and digital art. Check out Jarrod's pop art inspired artwork for Komatsu Australia. QArt is a disability enterprise that employs artists with intellectual and physical disability. Browse their online shop or commission an artwork 👉 https://bit.ly/3AWyREe
CULTURE IN KEW · While Kew is revered for its rich history, lush greenery, cafe scene and epicurean delights. Melbourne’s most coveted residential area also offers plenty for art and culture aficionados. Fortunately if you reside at The Grounds of Kew, you needn’t venture far to get your aesthetic fix. Ladder Art Space, Alexandra Sasse Gallery, QArt Gallery and Villa Alba Museum are just some of the multitude of galleries available for the community to enjoy. Ladder Art Space Alexandra Sasse Gallery QArt Gallery Villa Alba Museum (Kew) #thegroundsofkew