The unique creative practice of eight NSW visual artists with disability will be showcased in a series of free online workshops during April and May.
Funded through Create NSW’s Arts Restart program, the Creative Visions Workshop Series will provide attendees with insights into how the artists develop their ideas, the various mediums and techniques they use and how they sustain professional careers as artists with disability.
The seven workshops will each run for 90 minutes as Zoom webinars.
All workshops will have closed captioning and be Auslan interpreted.
To register for any of the workshops, please visit: https://creativevisionsworkshops.eventbrite.com.au
The participating artists, as well as details of their workshops are below:
Naomi Feller | Thursday 22 April | 10.30am – 12pm
Naomi will be talking about her many roles as an artist, community worker, LGBTQA+ activist and female drag queen with a hands-on exploration of wearable art and costume. Recycle, reinvent and revamp!
Sue Jo Wright & Angie Goto | Saturday 24 April | 10.30am – 12pm
Prominent deaf visual artists Sue Jo and Angie will be discuss their experiences as Deaf artists, focusing on specific works to explore creative practice, inspiration and identity.
Jeremy Hawkes | Saturday 1 May | 10.30am – 12 noon
Jeremy will be talking about his experiences as a visual artist with disability, his recent residency at the Berlin Art Institute, professional practice and why collaboration is so important to artists with disability / are deaf. He will also lead a drawing session.
Marion Conrow | Saturday 8 May | 10.30am – 12 noon
Marion will be discussing her creative practice across many different genres, how to survive as an artist with disability living in regional NSW, collaboration and the use of technologies. She will also demonstrate some simple techniques for animation, video and digital art.
Allison Reynolds | Saturday 15 May | 10.30am – 12pm
Allison will be talking into her role as a disability arts practitioner and facilitator in Coonabarabran, regional NSW. Allison, along with Creatives Collective, have established a community run gallery ‘Space.’ She has also curated a number of disability / Deaf specific exhibitions including ‘2020’ and the forthcoming ‘2021.’
Eugenie Lee | Saturday 22 May | 12pm – 1.30pm
Eugenie will be talking about her creative practice as a whole, focusing on a number of specific works. She will also discuss how to realise complex, collaborative projects with experts in science and technology.
Digby Webster | Saturday 29 May | 10.30am – 12pm
Digby – who was a finalist in the 2020 Archibald Prize – will be will be drawing and talking and reflecting on his story about creativity and what this has meant for him and how this has shaped his life.
Image Description: A collage photo of 7 individual headshots. The are 6 females and one 1 male, and two of headshots that are in black and white and the other 5 are in colour.