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Artwork: Rosa the Rainbow Fish by Rosa Tryholowa. Courtesy of the artist and Unisson Disability Art Studios

Newsletter August 2018

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Internship Program Open

In collaboration with Create NSW, the Createability Internship Program is accepting applications from NSW people with disability. The program includes customised training followed by paid internships with major organisations across the arts, screen and cultural sectors. For more and a link to apply, click below.

Photograph of the City of Sydney with the following text in pink: Hickson Road Arts Group, Tuesday 28 August, 10 - noon, 10 Hickson Road, The Rocks, Sydney. There are pink logos for Accessible Arts and Create NSW. There is a pink paint blob with the words: Photograph: Winston Stearn

Hickson Road Arts Group

Looking for a peer group for artists with disability? Well, the Hickson Road Arts Group could be what you're looking for. Artists of all abilities are welcome. The upcoming meeting is 28 August from 10:00 am – noon at The Arts Exchange. For more information and to confirm your participation, click below.

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Employable Me Call Out

The second series of Employable Me produced for ABC TV by Northern Pictures is in the works, and participants with disability who are looking for work and have a story to tell are being sought. It's about what people can do and not what they can't. Could this be you? Click below to explore the possibilities in more detail.

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Meet the Bundanon Artists

Take a few minutes to meet Susan Oxenham who was named an Accessible Arts and Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence. She has a background in fine arts and photography with a focus on creating multi-sensory awareness experiences. She’ll be heading to Bundanon at the end of this month to advance her arts practice.    

News and Views


  • We've released a strategic framework to lead us through to 2023. The document outlines the vision, purpose and values of Accessible Arts as well as organisational aims, objectives and methods. You can find out more by clicking here. There are links to PDF and text-only versions as well.
  • Early-bird tickets are on sale for Meeting Place, Australia's leading arts and disability forum! Meeting Place will take place in Alice Springs from 24 to 26 September. One, two and three-day passes are for sale right here, with special discounts available. The early-bird sale ends midnight Friday 17 August.
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art provides free access support to all museum visitors with disability or access requirements. The Museum believes art is for everyone, and aims to reduce barriers to connect people with contemporary art. This service is available by request and you can get in touch at (02) 9245 2400 or visit here.

  • Edge of the Present is a new arts project about suicide and imagining the future. The finished work will be presented at The Big Anxiety 2019, a festival that brings together artists, scientists and communities to question and re-imagine the state of mental health in the 21st century. Visit here for more and to express interest in participating in the project.

  • Of special interest to artists with disability in the Lower Hunter: Riona Tindal is based at the Octapod office in Newcastle on Mondays for eight weeks. One of her goals is to connect people with disability to local arts and cultural resources, information and programs. Get in touch!

  • Bus Stop Films is an accessible film studies program for adults with intellectual disability. Students learn film studies subjects as well as work-ready, social and English skills. The program is seeking students for the 2019 program in Sydney, Wollongong and Parramatta. Visit here to register your interest.

  • Campbelltown Arts Centre will be showcasing the work of several queer artists from Western Sydney and beyond in the collaborative project All Ears: A Listening Party. This project embraces those of all abilities and several of the commissioned artists are people with disability. For more and to book, visit here

  • The Engaging Students with Disability Forum – a collaboration between the Museum of Contemporary Art and Sydney Opera House – is coming up in mid-September. The two-day forum offers teachers, families and artists practical ways to build creative skills, exchange ideas and share inspiration to help embed creative learning in the classroom.

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