Gabrielle Mordy is fascinated by the ways individuals and communities use art to express their relationship with the world. She is inspired by the power of art to translate experiences and stories across cultures. A passionate advocate for the rights of all people to access the arts, Gabrielle is director of Studio A, a supported studio providing professional development to artists with intellectual disability.
Gabrielle holds a Master's of Fine Arts and a First Class Honours degree in Anthropology. In 2014, Mordy was awarded a Churchill Scholarship and an Australia Council Career Development Award to undertake international research into the supported studio sector. In 2011, she received a Curatorial Mentorship Initiative award from the National Association for the Visual Arts. Gabrielle is also a practicing artist and writer working with a range of media including textiles, printmaking, drawing and sculpture.
How do theatre makers, performers, visual artists and dancers with disability get taken seriously as artists?How does their work go beyond participatory...