Accessible Arts together with Sydney Arts Management Advisory Group is presenting ‘Innovating Art Through Disability’ on Monday 27 Sept 6pm (via Zoom)’.
Innovation and creativity go hand in hand, especially in the realm of arts and culture. Creativity needs to be constantly shape-shifting to ensure the work produced by artists remains compelling and relevant.
Join four of NSW’s leading voices in arts and disability as they explore how people with disability are changing the culture of creativity. Discover their exciting new approaches and projects as well as those of other local and international practitioners. Find out about the latest research around creative accessibility for artists and audiences with disability.
About The Speakers
Dan Graham is a young neurodiverse writer and director from Sydney. He directed the acclaimed production Sam I Am and has directed Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Harold Pinter’s A Kind of Alaska and Hilary Bell’s Wolf Lullaby to name a few. Dan has had directing secondments with Melbourne Theatre Company, Victorian Opera, The Ensemble, Opera Australia (twice), Bell Shakespeare, Sport for Jove and was invited on a directing secondment on Neil Armfield’s The Book of Everything.
Dan holds a BA, MCA (Theatre) specialising in Directing, from the University of Tasmania and Honours in Performance Studies from The University of Sydney. He is a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community and also an active advocate for arts practitioners with disability.
Deeply committed to diversity and inclusion, Morwenna Collett is a sought-after leader in the arts and accessibility. Her work is influenced by her own lived experience as a musician with disability. In addition to running her own consulting business, Morwenna is an accessibility advisor for the City of Sydney, Sydney Festival and Perth Festival. Previously, she was CEO of Accessible Arts, the Chair of the Sydney Arts Managers Advisory Group and has held senior management roles at the Australia Council for the Arts.
Over her career, Morwenna has helped transform approaches to diversity for the likes of the Unlimited Commissions Programme (UK), Sydney Film Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Art Gallery NSW, Museum of Contemporary Art and Blacktown Arts Centre. She has also influenced national policies on accessibility.
Jackie Leach Scully
Jackie Leach Scully is Professor of Bioethics and Director of the Disability Innovation Institute at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, and a disability activist. Over the years, her research has looked at people with disability in medicine and healthcare, including controversial topics such prenatal genetic selection, assistive technologies, and access to care in health emergencies. Jackie is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, of the Royal Society of Arts, and of the Hastings Center in New York. In 2020, she was named as one of Australia’s Outstanding 50 LGBTI+ Leaders by Deloitte Australia.
Eugenie Lee is a Korean-Australian interdisciplinary artist with a conceptual focus on persistent pain. She investigates the psycho-social components of pain-related perceptions and experiences through various media and technologies that often stem from collaborations with pain researchers and clinicians.
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