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Newsletter 12 April 2018

Detail of Y'No artwork by Lisa Hughes featuring the letters NO and details of plants

Onion Reality: See the Artwork

We’re working in collaboration with Front Up on compiling a digital archive of the artwork and statements by the Onion Reality artists who exhibited earlier this year in Seven Hills. This is your chance to learn more about artist Lisa Hughes and her work Y’No – also featured on this newsletter banner.    

Three people wearing masks are sitting in fancy dress on a picnic mat. One is pouring tea for another

Bundanon Trust Residency

In partnership with Bundanon Trust, Accessible Arts will be offering up to five places for a week-long residency at the Bundanon property from 27 August to 3 September. Guidelines will be available on 18 April for this opportunity for New South Wales mid-career artists with a lived experience of disability.    

Scott O'Hara is standing with his back to a stone wall partially covered with a vine


Meet Scott O’Hara, the new Chief Executive Officer of Accessible Arts. He joined us in late March and believes that we all have cultural rights, and that equality of access and participation as an artist or audience member should be universal. The team is delighted to welcome Scott on board.

A woman is standing with one hand on her chest and the other on her ear

UnWrapped Ticket Giveaway

Beginning 9 May, the Sydney Opera House will be presenting a curated series of productions called UnWrapped. Among the featured works will be Personal, an exploration of disability and duality presented in both English and Auslan. To learn more about Unwrapped and to win free tickets to Personal, click below.

News and Views

What's On?

  • The latest edition of the Deaf Society’s Deaf Herald in Auslan is out now and includes a segment from our Deaf Arts Officer Riona Tindal about the latest from Accessible Arts. Riona highlights tours in Auslan at both the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Art Gallery of NSW. 

  • On at the Art Gallery of NSW is the film series Cinema ’68. Films are subtitled and focus on themes that radically reshaped the social, political and cultural global landscape. Films are screened twice on Wednesdays (afternoon and evening) and once on Sundays (afternoon). This is a free event and no bookings are required.

Check our website for the latest arts and disability news
  • Coming up at the Penrith Regional Gallery is Fantasy Landscapes, a relaxed workshop for children of all abilities from 7 – 12 years. It’s happening on Thursday 26 April from 10:00 am to noon. It will be a sensory experience with creative opportunities. For more and to book, please click here.

  • Enter the shadow world of the Obscene Madame D with Theatre Kantanka. For this daring new adaptation, the audience will wear wireless headphones resulting in a binaural sound experience suitable for blind or partially sighted persons. On at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta from 19 – 21 April. For more, visit here.

Closing 13 April: Applications for Unlimited Festival and Symposium bursaries – visit here

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