FCAC Series – ArtLife Collaboration


$1 from each of these designs will help spread accessible art.

For 2019 We’ve partnered with some talented artists from Footscray Community Arts Centre’s ArtLife program. A vital source of arts, culture and creativity in Melbourne’s west, Footscray Community Arts Centre was established in 1974 by artists and activists with a clear agenda of access for all. Through their ArtLife program, FCAC provides a creative outlet for artists with a perceived disability.

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Meet the Artists

Meet Louise Hunter

Louise Hunter has worked as a visual artist for more than 11 years in the ArtLife program.
Louise’s work uses geometric shapes and angular forms to create irregular patterns. She has exhibited her work in multiple exhibitions at Footscray Community Arts Centre and in galleries around Melbourne. In her most recent body of work, she has starting using a bolder colour palette. Louise always surprises viewers with the intricate nature, colour choices and complexity of her artworks – incorporating electrical tape, collage techniques and acrylic paints.

We caught up with Louise to find out more about her process and work.

How long have you been a part of the ArtLife Program?
I have been coming to ArtLife for over 210 years now!

How did you get into painting?
I have only been creating art in my Adult life. Creating art makes me feel happy, focused, calm and relaxed.

What are your favourite colours to work with?
Blue, purple and pink. I enjoy using these colours when I am being creative, they make me feel good!



Meet Michael Delaney

Michael Delaney has participated in Footscray Community Art Centre’s ArtLife Program for more than 18 years. Michael is known for creating larger than life works with wonderful fictional narratives. He has exhibited his bold and whimsical figure-based works in many galleries across Melbourne. More recently he has expanded his practice to include patterns and shapes with a contemporary graphic aesthetic.

Meet Esther Tuddenham

Esther Tuddenham is a multi-disciplinary artist. Her practice spans dance, photography, poetry and visual arts. Esther finds inspiration in pop and rock ‘n’ roll music – particularly from the 80s & 90s. In 2017, Esther travelled to China and Hong Kong with sound art ensemble The Amplified Elephants on their ‘Shhhh’ tour, supported by sonic art organisation JOLT. Esther has been involved in several other collaborations between Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) and JOLT. She is a member of FCAC’s ArtLife program.