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Posted: Monday 12 August, 2013

Finalist in the 2013 National Disability Awards!

A woman in a blue dress sits on an old cast-iron frame bed. The bed is made in white linon and there are two figures dressed in white sleeping one lyaying on the ground, the other on the bed.

Access2Arts has a lot to feel proud about as two of the three finalists in this year’s National Disability Awards feature the work of Access2Art’s own Gaelle Mellis! Announced at the end of July, the awards, now in their 7th year, celebrate the valuable contribution that individuals and organisations have made in...

Posted: Monday 19 November, 2012

Margin To Centre: Visionary Art – Featurette

A crowd of people face an artwork and three speakers

Margin To Centre: Visionary Art was an exhibition of work by artists who are self-taught and developed their practices outside of mainstream art schools and galleries. Many of the artists have been marginalisation from society because of eccentricity, poverty or illness, or through institutionalisation in prisons and psychiatric hosptials. Although grouped...

Posted: Friday 9 November, 2012

Unlimited UK – A personal perspective

A photograph of Katherine Anneer

DATT Project Officer, Katherine Annear recently travelled to the UK to experience "Unlimited UK", the Cultural Olympiad’s Festival of the World Disability Arts component. In all there were 29 commissioned works produced by artists with disability and their associated Arts Companies, here are some of her thoughts; "In their presentation...

Posted: Friday 26 October, 2012

Party isn’t their cup of tea

Kate (Katie Keys) Larsen

Advocate Kate Larsen: 'I don't think change gets made by being polite.' FROM THE AGE: The head of Australia's leading arts and disability body has stepped down because she thinks she is not qualified for the job: she is not disabled. Read More at http://www.theage.com.au/national/disability-advocates-find-party-isnt-their-cup-of-tea-20121022-281ht.html...