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Posted: Wednesday 5 November, 2014

The Australia Council’s million dollar commitment to artists with disability

A short-statured woman sleeps in front of a dollhouse filled with white boxes, lit from within by glowing lights.

Australia Council Chief Executive Officer Tony Grybowski announced the Australia Council will commit one-million dollars of funding to support the development Deaf and disabled artists, groups and organisations. Mr Grybowski said the decision to extend the dedicated arts and disability funding was made after a successful pilot was run earlier...

Posted: Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Locative Literature

A workshop participant sticks a story to a manhole cover in the middle of the road.

In October, Access2Arts hosted Melbourne artist, poet and writer, Matt Blackwood as part of its artist-in residence project aimed at introducing new forms of literary arts practice to Deaf and disabled artists. Locative Literature is about writing, be it poems, prose, quotes, or verse, about a specific location and secreting...

Posted: Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Calls out for photo project participants

A girl sits in a pink party dress with balloons falling around her.

Access2Arts and the Adelaide City Council are seeking subjects to strike a pose in a pop-up Portrait Studio in Rundle Mall to help celebrate International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). The pop-up studio will be at the corner of...

Posted: Sunday 14 September, 2014

I write, am i a writer or an artist?

A photograph of Matt Blackwood.

Guest Blogger: Matt Blackwood I write. For some people this makes me a writer. I also write in forms beyond the book or eBook. For others this makes me an artist. For thirty years Janos worked at a cement factory and came home with 900 a week after tax and...