Posted: Wednesday 4 June, 2014

I am a Dancer

A black and white image of Michelle Ryan during her performance of 'Falling'

Guest blogger: Michelle Ryan When asked recently to perform a short solo performance as part of the Expressions Dance Company’s Solo season, I immediately said 'yes'. Then I wondered how people would react to a woman, who requires assistance to walk and uses a wheelchair, dancing alongside some of the...

Posted: Thursday 8 May, 2014

Art and Angels

Three men lie on a concrete floor with their right arms raised. A chalkboard crosses the background covered in smudged comments. A small, grey statue of an Angel stands against the chalkboard.

Guest Blogger: JD Allen Over the course of seventy minutes, I watched carefully as a series of disparate emotions played over her face. Anticipation, intrigue, sublime fascination, bemusement, awkward discomfort, alarm, then panic, sudden laughter, amused disapproval, shock, disenchantment, re-engagement, more laughter, then concentration and reverent attention. On several occasions...

Posted: Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Say something with Twitter

Photo subjects from left to right - Joanne Chua, Heath Britton, David Jobling, Jude Aqualina, Katie Keys, John Wolanski

Guest Blogger: David Paul Jobling Who knew that Access2Arts and one of the fastest growing social media platforms on the planet have so much in common? Twitter’s mission is to give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers. Access2Arts is committed to inclusion and...

Posted: Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Walking the Talk

A photograph of Emma Bennison.

Guest Blogger: Emma Bennison It would seem safe to assume that arts projects and events that; feature work by artists with disability, are lead or created by artists with disability, or reflect upon the experience of disability; would be made accessible to audiences with disability, right? Wrong. There are many...