28 May – 26 June


In this exhibition, Visual Purpose, artists with disabilities have worked purposefully towards C.S. Art’s annual celebratory show, creating visual narratives that describe their individual life experiences. This process brings value, knowledge, and learning for themselves and others. It offers a fresh perspective on the culture within our culture as these artists show their innocence and vulnerability, which is rare and beautiful.


There are 45 student artists exhibiting in Visual Purpose, all attendees of C.S. Art – an Invercargill based art studio for people with disabilities. C.S. Art was the recipient of the inaugural Arts Access Aotearoa’s Big ‘A’ Creative Space Award in 2007. This is an award given by Arts Access Aotearoa in recognition of the contribution of individuals and organisations in providing access to the arts.