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Thursday, 28 April 2016

Arts news

Accessible Arts Newsletter April 2016
Among the news in this months issue of this excellent arts resource (you can subscribe for free online delivery via email):
Maitland Arts: accessible and inclusive free forumOctopod - free forum on 9 May that will bring together the arts and disability communities of Maitland to discuss access and inclusion in the arts within the context of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Bookings close 2 May 2016.Monday 9 May 2016 - Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland 
Welcome to Wagga Wagga’s first Supported Studio, The Art FactoryThis year marks a big achievement for the Riverina creative community, in the establishment of Wagga Wagga’s first supported studio. There is a strong supported studio movement both nationally and internationally, and the creation of the Art Factory links our regional location to a bigger international conversation around arts and disability ...
Murmuration - integrated performance company
Check out all of the ways in which you can try out workshops with Murmuration:Murmuration 2016 workshops are kicking off on 3 May 2016. 
Led by industry professionals, you will develop skills in devised dance and theatre methods, activate new forms of artistic expression, work in a diverse creative environment and have a whole lot of fun doing so. We know there a lot of people out there that are afraid of commitment, so we have made 3 different ways to attend.
Who: Age 13+ to Adults | Beginners to Advanced
When: Tuesday nights | 6:00-7:30pm
Where: Gumbramorra Hall, Addison Road Community Centre, Marrickville
  • And follow the Murmuration Facebook page to see what is happening, who is involved, and how you can join them.

Ben Cameron, Star Weekly, 25 April 2016
A Sydenham artist’s love of dogs and art have combined to re-imagine an iconic charity figure that will be displayed at the state library from this Wednesday.

Caroline Sant, who has a mild intellectual disability and Down syndrome, has completed an “incredible piece of art” for a Guide Dogs Victoria (GDV) Recollections exhibition ...

A Training Ground for Untrained Artists
Nathaniel Rich, New York Times, 16 December 2015
An Oakland nonprofit has a startling track record for helping developmentally disabled adults
become prolific — and profitable — artists ... 

... Facebook’s acquisition is the latest but not nearly the most impressive of a recent series of market successes for Creative Growth, which was founded in Berkeley in 1974 and has since relocated to a former auto-repair shop in downtown Oakland. Creative Growth has capitalized on the surging interest for work by self-trained artists ...

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