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Newsletter December 2017

Dan Daw stands in a room with his head thrusted back and arms outstretched to either side. He wears a white t-shirt, black trousers or shorts and has tatoos on one arm.

In conversation with Dan Daw - Free event 

Now is the time to register to attend 'In Conversation with Dan Daw - the Man Behind the Beast', a talk with internationally acclaimed performer Dan Daw on Sunday 14 January, part of the 2018 Sydney Festival. 

Dan (who is also performing in Beast at the Festival) will join Michelle Silby, Executive Director, Ausdance NSW and VIC, to discuss his practice and how, as an artist with disability, he pushes the boundaries of mainstream performance. Co-hosted by Accessible Arts and Sydney Festival, this event is wheelchair accessible and will be Auslan interpreted. 

News and views

Events and opportunities

  • SEASON'S GREETINGS from all of us at Accessible Arts! Thank you for your support in 2017 and we wish you all the best for the year ahead. 
  • Here’s our Deaf Arts Officer Riona presenting the latest news from Accessible Arts in Auslan in the Deaf Herald.
  • Thanks to everyone who came along to our celebration of International Day of People with Disability in early December! Special thanks to our guest speaker, filmmaker Daniel Monks.
  • Caroline Bowditch has been appointed as the new Executive Director of Arts Access Victoria, to join in July 2018. Caroline is an award winning choreographer and performance artist, describing herself as 'a performer, maker, teacher, speaker and mosquito buzzing in the ears of the arts industry'. Congratulations Caroline! 
  • You can now sign up for the first of our popular Disability Inclusion Training sessions for 2018, which is on Tuesday 20 February from 10am - 12.30pm. 
Check our website for the latest arts and disability news.

  • Two performers are being sought to star in a Screen Australia-funded short film 'Girl and Body'. It journeys into the mind and body of a dancer who collapses and wakes to find she can no longer control her limbs. The film seeks to explore the relationship between women and their bodies. Contact Lucy for more information. 
  • Don't miss ACCESS leads to INCLUSION, an exhibition showcasing the lived experiences of students and staff members with disability at UTS. It's on now until 27 February 2018 at the University of Technology Sydney.
  • There's plenty to choose from when planning what to attend at Sydney Festival in January, with more accessible events than ever before. Get in quickly because they'll sell out.
  • One for the children - Join Harry the miller’s son and his best friend Puss as they set off on the road to fame and fortune in Puss in Boots. 12 & 13 January at City Recital Hall, with an Auslan interpreted and relaxed performance.
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