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Posted: Monday 27 July, 2020

Arts Access Australia appoints new CEO

A photograph of Matthew Hall, a caucasian male with dark eyes, short grey hair and grey stubble. He wears a black short-sleeved shirt and his eyes crease at the corners as he grins at the camera. The photo appears to be taken outside at night, with a blurred background of white criss-cross fencing and bright lights.

Arts Access Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Hall as its new Chief Executive Officer. Hall has a long history of engagement with the Australian arts sector. He has been Chair of the Brisbane Writer’s Festival and the Queensland Conservatorium within Griffith University, and a Board member of Queerscreen. He also played a...

Posted: Sunday 26 July, 2020

The Beats Crew EP release!

In front of a yellow background, members of the beats crew strike hip hop dance poses. 'Beats Crew EP' is written in handwritten text in the top right hand corner.

Last year, Access2Arts challenged our Beats Crew to push themselves using the skills they have learnt from the Beats Workshops, funded by the City of Unley.  What resulted was an EP of 9 tracks under the guidance of their tutors MC ME and DJ Tr!p.   We are very excited...

Posted: Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Audio Description Launches on Australian Free to Air Television!

Audio Description Logo

In news very welcomed by Access2Arts, audio description has made it's way to Australian free to air television! Audio described programming launched on the ABC and SBS on June 28, 2020, enabling Australia's blind and vision-impaired communities to enjoy 14 hours of audio described content each week. Audio description provides...

Posted: Monday 25 May, 2020

Art Gallery of South Australia launches an Accessible Guide

Two females stand in front of A break away! by Tom Roberts at the Art Gallery of South Australia. One female wears a pair of headphones whilst the other watches Auslan Interpretation on a tablet device.

The Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) has launched an AccessibleGuide, developed for Deaf, hard of hearing, blind and vision-impaired audiences. The Accessible  Guide gives these audiences the opportunity to watch Auslan videos, read transcripts and listen to Audio Descriptions of works of art. The Guide has commentaries on thirteen...