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ArtScreen 2021

ArtScreen 2021 – World Premiere Screening at MCA

This exciting visual art project has enabled professional artists with disability to develop new works of video art. It is being screened at the Museum of Contemporary Art on 2 & 4 December in celebration of International Day of People With Disability.

ArtScreen aims to broaden engagement with, and appreciation of, the distinctive insights and skills of artists with disability. These unique and compelling works make an important contribution to the diversity of cultural expression in Sydney.

Artists Sue Jo Wright, Robert Sherwood Duffield and Sarah Houbolt were selected for this prestigious program. They have been mentored by experienced video artists Dr Zanny Begg and Berlin based Australian duo Soda_Jerk. The screening will also include the ArtScreen 2020 artwork by Debra Keenahan (pictured above).

Artworks can be viewed with creative access, closed captioning, audio description or Auslan interpreting.

Museum of Contemporary Art Screenings

  • Thurs 2 Dec 12.30pm – 2.30pm
  • Sat 4 Dec 12.30pm – 2.30pm
    Followed by live Q&A panel with the artists

Veolia Lecture Theatre
Museum of Contemporary Art, Level 2
140 George Street, Circular Quay West, Sydney

Book Now

Entry is FREE however bookings are recommended. Click here to book directly through the MCA

About the Artists

Robert Sherwood Duffield
Robert is a cutting edge, innovative artist who embodies freedom, accessibility and irreverence in his work. His output is constantly evolving, as he researches new creative methodologies that are informed by a rigorous process of critical thinking. He works across a variety of mediums that inform one another in the development of his work.

Sarah Houbolt
Sarah is an internationally acclaimed actor, dancer and physical theatre performer who specialises in aerials, acrobatics, hula hoop and sideshow. As an emerging film maker, she uses her physical skills on film combined with audio description and blind culture as a stimulus for making experimental work.

Sue Jo Wright
Sue Jo is an award-winning artist working primarily with photography and mixed media, exploring different themes and perspectives through her own language, Auslan (Australian Sign Language). This creative process offers the wider world a glimpse into her private world within the deaf community.

Debra Keenahan
Debra is a multi-disciplinary artist working between video, performance, identity and social engagement. Debra is also a psychologist, academic and author, and has been a consultant to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission on issues of Disability. Debra’s achondroplasia dwarfism informs her art by focussing upon the personal and social impacts of disability.

Thanks to our Supporters

This program has been made possible through support from Create NSW, City of Sydney and People with Disability Australia.

City of Sydney

Create NSW logo

People With Disability Australia logo


Image description: Production still from ArtScreen 2020 Screening ‘Little Things Matter’ featuring Debra Keenahan (Credit: Robert Brindley)