Accessible Arts  |  View in browser

Banner credit: Coral Island (detail) by Penny Howe exhibited at the Of Land, Sea and Sky exhibition, 2018. Courtesy of the artist and Unisson Disability Art Studios

Newsletter May 2018

A young person with headphones on is sitting in a recording studio

Screenability 2018

Screenability is the Sydney Film Festival’s platform for screen practitioners with disability leading their narratives. It’s an international showcase, and it all begins with the opening night on Thursday 14 June. We’ve put together the ultimate guide to keep you on track. Click below for all the details and a link to book.

A woman is looking at the camera. Her back is to a beige wall with sound waves

In Conversation: Jodee Mundy

At this free event on Thursday 7 June, you’ll have a unique chance to discover what’s behind Jodee’s absorbing storytelling. As the only hearing member of a Deaf family, Jodee’s conversation with Alex Jones promises to reveal insights into her engaging life and inclusive art. For more and to book, click below.

A dancer is leaning their arms and head on the floor

Inclusive Dance – 7 June

Vicky Malin is coming to town from the UK. In collaboration with Ausdance NSW, we are offering an Inclusive Approaches to Dance Movement workshop. This is a workshop suitable for professionals who work with people with and without disability. To find out more about this exciting opportunity, click below.

Liz Martin is leaning over a desk while smiling and talking to two women

Training with AArts

There are a few spots left for the Disability Inclusion and Awareness Training offered by Accessible Arts. This next session is taking place on Wednesday 30 May at The Arts Exchange. This two-hour workshop is delivered in a safe and engaging environment. Click below for more and to book.

News and Views


  • Sue Jo Wright is a Deaf photographer who was awarded a Bundanon residency in 2017. She was working to advance her project ‘Refuge from the grinding frustrations of the hearing world.’ If you’re considering applying for a 2018 residency – and even if you’re not – you’ll enjoy this short interview right here.

  • Over three successive Wednesday evenings, Vivid Sydney will take over the Art Gallery of New South Wales to ‘create an intimate portrait of our better selves.’ It all begins on 30 May with the entire evening being Auslan interpreted. The 6 and 13 of June will also include Auslan interpreted events. Visit here for more.

  • Accessible Arts is very pleased to be a supporter of Diversity in Practice, an event discussing critical issues of our time presented by Diversity in Australian Media. The event promises a lively and open discussion by industry insiders followed by a Q and A. It’s all happening on 13 June at the MCA. Visit here to book.

  • Arts Access Australia – the national peak body for arts and disability – has announced that Meeting Place – the nation’s leading arts and disability forum – will be held in Alice Springs from 24 to 26 September. You can register your interest in attending by visiting here. Ticket sales will be announced soon.

Check our website for the latest arts and disability news.
  • For those considering applying for a residency at Bundanon Trust, the deadline is 13 June. Up to five places for a one-week residency from 27 August to 3 September will be on offer for NSW artists – writers, visual artists, musicians – with a lived experience of disability. Visit here for details.

  • A female actor is being sought for a short film called Free-Wheeling. The film’s character (age 35+) is a wheelchair user and has Cerebral Palsy. Experience is not essential. To learn more about the film, fee arrangements, the writer/director Tony Radevski, and how to contact him if you’re interested, visit here.

  • The Other Film Festival is Australia’s leading disability film festival and takes place in November. This Festival is committed to bringing audiences the very best in disability screen culture. There are three entry categories: International and Australian, Emerging and Youth. For more information, visit FilmFreeway

  • If you’re interested in Disability Awareness Training that gets you out of your seat, then we might have what you’re looking for. On 11 July, we’ll be in collaboration with the Centre for Access, and offering Thomas Banks’s invigorating two-hour session. To learn more about this unique opportunity, visit here.

Donate to Accessible Arts

You are receiving this message from Accessible Arts. If you don't wish to receive any more messages, please click the unsubscribe link provided in this email.

Accessible Arts Level 3 | The Arts Exchange 10 Hickson Road The Rocks | Sydney | NSW | 2000 | +61 2 9251 6499.

Accessible Arts is proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with Create NSW and Family and Community Services.