Archibald prize 2022: the small Sydney studio breaking big ground

Studio A has become a leading centre for artists with intellectual disability – and with four works up for the portrait prize, they’re getting the recognition they deserve

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Do not be fooled by the cheerfully chaotic atmosphere of Studio A. In the heart of Crows Nest on Sydney’s lower north shore, this is a place where serious art is being made for serious money.

And with four finalists showing in the 2022 Archibald prize, Sydney’s only group studio for artists living with intellectual disability demands to be judged on its own merits.

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