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Are you a d/Deaf or disabled visual artist? Here’s your chance to shape the visual identity of Undercover Artist Festival 2025 with the official hero artwork! 


We’re inviting artists from across Australia, aged 18 and above, to submit their artwork. 


In 2023, as part of our mission to highlight excellence in disability arts, we launched the festival’s first hero artwork, Blue Mother Earth by Tommy Daenguthai. This year, we’re looking for a new artwork to feature that perfectly aligns with the theme, Push It! and the Undercover Artist colour blue.

What is Push It! you ask? Well, it’s not just the 2025 Festival theme, it’s also a call to action, a challenge, and an encouragement to artists.


In 2023, we supported artists to step into Our Power, striving for excellence and equality, showcasing their true authentic selves, and inspiring and encouraging others to do the same. In 2025, we are asking artists to Push It! Artists are welcome to explore and interpret the theme in whichever way feels right to them, but here are some examples of what Push It! could mean: 


  • Pushing the boundaries to challenge the status quo and redefine what’s possible.
  • Pushing buttons to evoke emotions, provoke thought, and stir reactions.
  • Pushing to be better, stronger and braver through pushing the limits of your capabilities and fostering personal growth.
  • Pushing each other and the people around you to lift each other up. 
  • Pushing for change by being a voice, advocating, and making an impact through art.
  • Pushing in to challenge social norms, create inclusivity and make space in a crowded world.
  • Pushing the limits by exploring new realms, redefining what’s achievable and asking yourself, what could be possible with radical access and innovation?

So, if this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you or someone you know, we would love to see a unique perspective of Push It! We can’t wait to see people’s creativity and give another incredibly talented artist a platform to shine.

Push It! is a canvas for creativity, and artwork from every medium is welcome. Whether it is painted with a brush, created with a computer mouse, or a mixed media exploration, the chosen artwork will take centre stage, becoming the key imagery across all collateral, advertising, and digital applications for the 2025 Festival.


Artwork submissions must be submitted to by Saturday 1 June 2024.


The chosen artist will be paid for their work. For full details, terms and conditions and submission information, please visit the Hero Artwork Call-Out page here.

UAF banner hanging outside the theatre

Image: Undercover Artist Festival 2023 featured artwork Blue Mother Earth by Tommy Daenguthai in use. Undercover Artist Festival 2023 banner outside at Queensland Theatre.