Current projects

ACAVA has developed and delivered innovative educational and community projects since the 1970s. In 1984 it was registered as an educational charity to enable artists to engage their creativity and skills for the benefit of people of all ages, and within the statutory system, community groups and those drawn together at ACAVA studios.

Projects aim to promote individual expression and the recogition of and respect for cultural diversity, to develop visual skills in relation to curricula and beyond, and to provide work experience.

Grenfell Memorial Community Mosaic

01 May 2018-Ongoing

Image one and three: Zute Lightfoot The Grenfell Memorial Community Mosaic is a year-long project initiated in May 2018 by ACAVA in partnership with Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre. The mosaic is an ever growing installation situated at...

Art for Wellbeing Everyday

21 Jun 2018-Ongoing

Starting in 2018, Art for Wellbeing: Everyday (AWE) is a two year long project that provides the opportunity for local people to work with professional artists, and to learn a range of visual arts skills. Each new skill will be taught over 6...


10 Jun 2017-Ongoing

Starting in Spring 2017, Flourish is an on-going programme of school holiday arts workshops for local families with primary school aged children.  Programmed and managed by Lisa Nash, Flourish welcomes families back into Acava's Maxilla Walk Studios...