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Posted: Thursday 21 March, 2013

National Cultural Policy – response to Government

The news about the new National Cultural Policy’s effects on Deaf and disabled artists and audiences has been making its way around the disability arts community and social media. If you haven’t seen this information yet, click here to read our media release. You can read the full Policy on the Creative...

Posted: Monday 19 November, 2012

Margin To Centre: Visionary Art – Featurette

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

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

Advocate Kate Larsen: 'I don't think change gets made by being polite.' Photo: Simon O'Dwyer 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...