Posted: Friday 12 December, 2014

Farewell Stella Young, disability activist, writer, comedian

It was with great sadness that Access2Arts learnt of the death of writer, comedian and disability activist Stella Young.  Since the announcement on Monday 8 December 2014 of Stella's passing early on Saturday evening (6 December 2014) much as been said about her life and her contribution to the dialogue on the...

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...

Posted: Saturday 13 September, 2014

Kylie’s Pendulum Swings

Guest Blogger: Kylie Harrison Writer and poet Kylie Harrison credits supportive teachers and encouragement from her sister, Erin, for keeping her writing in the face of barriers like bullying and peoples reactions to her issues with mental health. My project to write Pendulum began many years ago. I went to...

Posted: Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Michele’s World

A series of images of Michele Thredgold playing a baby grand piano.

Guest Blogger: Ad'm Martin Pianist and vocalist Michele Thredgold spoke with Ad’m Martin about loving music, confronting mental health challenges, feelings of social isolation and her yearning for chocolate. Michele’s parents would serenade her to sleep as an infant and that is where her love of music began. Her voice...