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[Banner artwork credit: Potential Life (detail), Susanne Zapatero, 2017. Learn more below.]

Newsletter 28 March 2018

Black and white graphic with the words Laura Falls Radio Noir including the image of a woman in a trench coat and fedora

Paid Gig for Voice Actor

An exciting paid opportunity exists for a blind or low vision voice actor to portray the central character of Laura Falls. This is for an episodic detective story in the noir style for radio. She’s smart, she’s observant and she’s not afraid to speak her mind. If this could be you, read more and make the leap by contacting Bryan, the Director.    

A young man in motion is throwing feathers in the air

Kaleidoscope Ticket Giveaway

Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at the age of four, Ethan Hugh describes his world as ‘a dazzling kaleidoscope.’ In collaboration with the Sydney Opera House, a family pass (4 tickets) is on offer for a performance between 18 and 28 April. All the performances are relaxed, and there’s an Auslan one too! Find out more and enter to win.

A person is sitting in a wheelchair with their back to the camera looking at a dramatic sunset with one arm raised

Are you a Storyteller?

Maitree – an award-winning immersive storytelling studio – is looking to connect with talented people with disability to work with Maitree to create a series of videos in collaboration with National Disability Services. There are roles for presenters and people who would like to be interviewed. Get involved!

An abstract artwork by Susanne Zapatero featuring a face, a tree and text

Onion Reality: See the Artwork!

If you missed the Onion Reality exhibition at Front Up in Seven Hills, not to worry because we’ve got you covered. Working in collaboration with Front Up, we are busy digitally archiving the work of the 14 exhibiting artists. Visit the PlaceStories collection to learn more about Susanne Zapatero and her work.

News and Views

What's On?

  • Lives of people with disability are often absent from the accounts of Australian history. Visit the State Library of NSW on Tuesday 3 April from 11:00 am – noon to hear Claiming Space in Australian History: People with Disability. This talk will be delivered by Dr. Breda Carty. It will be Auslan interpreted and live captioned. Book here.

  • Do you know about the Bella Plus Connect program at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney? It’s a monthly community drop-in program for individuals and groups with disability and access needs. The next Bella Plus Connect is taking place on Monday 9 April. Find out more on how you can arrange to participate right here.

Check our website for the latest arts and disability news.
  • Open until midnight Saturday 31 March: applications to participate in This is Not Art (TiNA). It’s one of Australia’s leading contemporary and emerging arts festivals and is happening in Newcastle in late September. It promises to be inclusive, accessible and reflective of diversity. It's not too late. For more on how to apply, visit here.

  • Coming up at the Art Gallery of NSW: Arts Engagement for Liveable Communities. Hear and experience the latest developments in arts engagement for people living with dementia and their carers on Wednesday 11 April at 11:00 am. This is a free event happening in the Function space, but bookings are required.

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