Art Counts is an art exhibition for aspiring artists with disability and carers who live in the Hunter region. Started in 2010 by the Disability Network Hunter, this annual event is now facilitated by Octapod. In its fourth year, Art Counts aims to provide opportunities for artists with disability to not only showcase their unique talents and gifts but to engage with the community through a creative medium. An Art Market will be held on the day of the official opening, Wednesday 13th November. Stallholders wanted. Entry into the exhibition is free.

To apply to be part of the exhibition, please click here to download the application form and return to Christina Robberds via or drop it into the Octapod office before 1 November, along with your artworks.

Stallholders are also wanted for an Art Market to be held on the opening day of the exhibition, Wednesday 13 November. If you are interested in having a stall, please download the application form and return to Christina Robberds via or post to Octapod, PO Box 2257 DANGAR NSW 2309 before 1 November.


1 August: Artist submissions open.
1 November: All work for exhibition plus applications forms must be delivered to Octapod
13 – 16 November: Exhibition and Art Market
11-11.30am, Wednesday 13th November: Official opening
10am-12.30pm, Wednesday 13th November: Art Market

VENUE: Black Box Theatre, Newcastle Community Art Centre, 246 Parry St, Newcastle West.
GALLERY HOURS: 10am – 4pm.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Email Christina Robberds via or call 0415 699 227.
Art Counts is delivered by Octapod with support from the Disability Network Hunter.