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Newsletter 1 March 2018

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Emerge 2017

Onion Reality, an exhibition featuring the work of 15 Emerge artists, is on view until Saturday 3 March at Front Up in Seven Hills. Tours are scheduled to take place every day at noon. Emerge focuses on supporting practicing artists living with disability. For details about location, hours and a list of exhibiting artists, visit here

A woman is looking into the distance. Her upper torso is on a yellow background.

Live Captioning at Griffin

Griffin Theatre recently announced that all their main season productions will include a captioned performance. Make sure that when you book online, you select the 'closed caption' option. Also, when you purchase a closed captioned ticket, you'll be sent a complimentary digital copy of the script. Visit the Griffin website to learn more.

A group of four dancers with arms extended. A female is in the foreground. Three others are out of focus in the background.

Big Dance

Big Dance, the biannual free dance event by Ausdance, which is inclusive for all ages and dance abilities, has been announced! This event has workshops all across the states and culminates in a performance on 29 April which is International Dance Day. There's a Big Dance website which you can visit to find out how to get involved. 

A group of performers are sitting and standing on a decorated lorry. The backdrop is a forest of trees.

MLIVE is Launched

After years of planning, the Monash Academy of Performing Arts in Melbourne has launched an extended performance program called MLIVE. It is designed to connect with the Academy's various and diverse communities, and will engage and entertain in Melbourne's south-east suburbs. You can read more about the inspiring MLIVE right here. 

News and Views

What's On?

  • Accessible Arts trainer Liz Martin ran a very successful disability inclusion training session on 20 February. She welcomed a varied group of participants from Sydney Theatre Company, Sydney Dance Company and The Royal Botanic Garden. Our next training session is scheduled for Wednesday 30 May. For details and to book your participation, visit here.

  • Milk Crate Theatre - whose participants have lived experience with homelessness or social disadvantage - has recently announced the appointment of Margot Politis as its new Artistic Director. The theatre has also announced new funding for its 2019 major work - Natural Order. To learn more about Milk Crate and their ambitious year and programs, visit here.

Check our website for the latest arts and disability news.
  • Coming up at the Art Gallery of New South Wales is a discussion and artmaking for people living with dementia and their care partners. Art and Dementia: The Elements is scheduled for Thursday 15 March at 11:00 a.m. The tour will run for one hour and 30 minutes. This is a free event but bookings are recommended. Visit here for more.

  • As part of the 21st Biennale of Sydney, there will be an Artist in Conversation series at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The talk Superposition: Equilibrium and Engagement is scheduled for Saturday 17 March from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and will be Auslan interpreted. This is a free event but bookings are recommended. Click here for more.

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