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ArtScreen 2020

A short statured woman is standing on stage in front of a red curtain. She is wearing a gold dress and holding an old-fashioned microphone in a chrome casing.

Production still from Little Things Matter featuring artist Debra Keenahan (credit: Robert Brindley).


2/12/20: Congratulations to Debra Keenahan on the world premiere of her ArtScreen 2020 video artwork Little Things Matter, a provocative social critique of the dehumanisation of people with dwarfism. Little Things Matter had its world premiere during the online launch of ArtScreen 2021 and will now be included in a larger video art project by Debra being commissioned by the Australia Council for the Arts.

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Little Things Matter | with closed captions

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Little Things Matter | with Auslan interpretation + closed captions

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Little Things Matter | with audio description


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Debra Keenahan

11/5/20: Congratulations to Debra Keenahan who has been selected as the artist for our ArtScreen video art trial project.

Debra will work with mentor Dr Zanny Begg to create Little Things Matter, a provocatively humorous social critique of the dehumanisation of people with dwarfism.

Debra will produce her work over the next few months.

Acclaimed video artist and filmmaker Dr Zanny Begg said, “Debra Keenahan is an exciting multi-disciplinary artist working between video, performance, identity and social engagement. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with her in developing what promises to be a powerful new screen-based work.”


About ArtScreen

ArtScreen is a visual art project which seeks to enable artists with disability to develop their careers by creating work in the increasingly prevalent format of video art or ‘art of the moving image’.

The successful applicant will be mentored by Dr Zanny Begg to create a video artwork which explores identity and social connectedness in urban spaces.

If required, the production of the work will be supported by a team of students from inclusive screen production school Bus Stop Films and with equipment/facilities from Parramatta’s Information & Cultural Exchange (I.C.E.). The Prototype video art streaming platform will have an option to potentially exhibit the artwork online.

ArtScreen is a pilot project for an expanded version of the initiative which may be delivered in the future.

ArtScreen is being funded with a grant from the City of Sydney and in-kind contributions from Accessible Arts and other project partners.


A woman is sitting on stairs in a garden. She's wearing a black shirt and orange skirt. A black dog is sitting next to her

Dr Zanny Begg

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