Join us for an expert panel discussion at the Art Gallery of NSW’s new building.
Hear from artists with disability or who are d/Deaf as they showcase their successes of 2022 in a conversation about innovating accessibility and embedding access for artists and audiences. This conversation will feature artists Sarah Houbolt, Demon Derriere and Sue Jo Wright and will be MC’d by Eugenie Lee.
This panel is presented in collaboration between Accessible Arts and the Art Gallery of NSW. This event will be taking place as part of a full day of Community Celebrations at the Art Gallery of NSW’s New Building, including a panel discussion with Front Up Studios and a workshop led by Studio A.
Where and When
Wednesday 7 December
Art Gallery of NSW new building
3.30pm – 4.15pm
This is a FREE event and no bookings are required.
This event will be Auslan interpreted, live captioned and is wheelchair accessible.
About the Artists
Demon Derriere is a body positive activist, booty manipulator and creative director of body positive festival Big Thick Energy. Demon demands society’s attention to abolish ableism, destigmatise fatphobia and liberate all bodies. As a POC, Hard of hearing queer woman she aims to display the essence of the music through the feeling vibrations create. Demon explores her experiences of “otherness” as she expresses sexual energy and blurs the lines between dance and pornography using traditional Egyptian Belly Dance, Burlesque and the art of tease.
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.
Eugenie Lee (MC) 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.
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.
Eugenie is an experimental artist with a conceptual focus on persistent pain whose work is informed by scientific research, creative technology and disability studies.
Image Description: A close up of artist Demon Derriere in low, red lighting. Photo by Lexy Potts Photography.