Disability arts has been called the final frontier of the avant garde. So, when artists with disability enter the realm of digital arts, expect the unexpected...

Digital Arts and Disability - New Ideas and Inclusive Practice - by Bus Stop Films and Accessible Arts

Location:

The Great Hall, Level 5, Tower Building
2007 NSW
Australia

Venue:
Vivid Ideas Exchange, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
Price:
Free event - registration required
Digital Arts and Disability - New Ideas and Inclusive Practice - by Bus Stop Films and Accessible Arts
Digital Arts and Disability - New Ideas and Inclusive Practice - by Bus Stop Films and Accessible Arts

Speakers

Tracey Corbin-Matchett

Tracey Corbin-Matchett

Tracey is an inclusion and diversity champion and CEO of Bus Stop Films. With a career spanning diverse sectors, including social housing and domestic violence, Tracey has led many projects seeking social justice and greater inclusion and diversity, especially in the screen industry. She launched Women in Film and TV’s Raising Films Australia strategy, and previously worked with Screen NSW on strategic initiatives including Screenability and She Shoots. Tracey is hard of hearing and is a Director of Deaf Sports Australia.

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Audrey O'Connor

Actress, Filmmaker, Writer and Advocate. Audrey also lives with Down Syndrome and is passionate about creating stories that promote the visibility of people with disability, her personal story is being brought to life at Vivid 2021 with the inclusively made film Invisible. Audrey works with AFTRS in the Art Department.

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Digby Webster

Digby works with diverse techniques including dance and film. He’s recognised for his vibrant and evocative colours that are often outlined with a strong purposeful line. The textually rich intensely layered colours and repeated gestural mark-making are characteristic features. This chromatic freedom and playfulness result in expressive image-making.

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Sue Jo Wright

Sue Jo Wright is a Sydney based artist working primarily with photography and mixed media exploring different themes and perspectives Auslan. She is inspired to create artwork to break the barriers between the two ‘worlds’ (deaf and hearing) and offer the wider community a glimpse into the identity of the deaf community.

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Debra Keenahan

Debra is a multi-disciplinary artist working between video, performance, identity and social engagement. Her video artwork Little Things Matter, a provocative social critique of the dehumanisation of people with dwarfism will be included in a larger video art project by Debra commissioned by the Australia Council for the Arts

Event Details

Disability arts has been called the final frontier of the avant garde. So, when artists with disability enter the realm of digital arts, expect the unexpected. Join a panel of local creatives as they explore the impact of inclusive filmmaking in a digital space, how artists with disability can share their stories through these mediums, and how inclusive filmmaking can draw in more ideas and more artists.

Together we’ll explore digital arts through our collaboration Arts Screen and talk with artists with disability using digital arts to share and connect through creative inclusive practice.

Hosted by Bus Stop Films and Accessible Arts. Bus Stop Films uses filmmaking and the film industry to positively impact the lives of people with disability. Accessible Arts is the peak body for artists with disability and the inclusion of and access to the arts for those living with disability in NSW.

About ArtScreen
ArtScreen 2021 is a visual art project supporting NSW based artists Sue Jo Wright, Sarah Houbolt and Robert Sherwood Duffield to create experimental artworks that use digital and video art, to explore experiences of disability related to vision impairment, depression and being Deaf.

The artists` will be mentored by experienced video artists Dr Zanny Begg, Amala Groom and New-York based Australian duo Soda_Jerk. The three artworks will have a world premiere season at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia in December 2021 to mark this year’s International Day Of People With Disability. The project is also supported by, video art streaming service Prototype, Western Sydney community creative hub I.C.E. and Bus Stop Films, Accessible Film Studies Program. The project is co-funded by the City of Sydney and the NSW Government through Create NSW. ArtScreen 2021 follows ArtScreen 2020, a City of Sydney-funded pilot program which this year produced a new video artwork by Sydney artist Debra Keenahan.

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