Veterans creating art

The Military Art Program Australia is a not for profit organisation providing services and support to current and former serving Australian Defence Force veterans through arts. 


Our program focusses on an arts experience in a range of mediums using visual arts such as paint, drawing, photography, sculpture and creative writing.



The program operates through donation, sponsorthip and fundraising providing much needed materials and enabling the program to be free to our veteran communityr.


The program’s teaching artists donate their time and are selected for their medium, style and their alignment to MAPAs aims and giving back to our Defence community.  Many are well known and with some sharing a military background, an important component to our success.



The undertaking of art activities and their health benefits are widely researched and proven, with recent studies in WA quantifying the amount of time spent to gain a positive mental health benefit. 


The duration of our classes and our outcomes supports this research along with regular feedback on the health benefit to our veterans.


Our classes cater for skills from beginners to advanced allowing maximum participation and learning for all levels with no experience necessary. 


Held in relaxed environments, with like minded people from a familiar background across all services, regular attendance is proven to encourage connection, reconnection and mateship, help with anxiety and focus the mind while also developing skills across a wide range of mediums.   

MAPA - Supporting Veterans Through Art.

Contact us if you would like to know more.

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Listen to ABC Radio Interview with Geoff Hutchinson

MAPA interview with Geoff Hutchinson ABC Radio about the program - SAS SOLDIER CLANCY AND MAPA FOUNDER LEZA talk to GEOFF HUTCHINSON