MIDSUMMA – Access All Areas [Melbourne]
Saturday February 12, 2022 - 12:00 PM
Fringe Common Rooms
Victoria and Lygon Streets
Melbourne, Victoria 3031
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About the Show
Celebrating the intersectionalities between queerness and disabilities
Midsumma Festival presents the Access All Areas workshop as part of its keynote AND/OR program. Join a panel of indominable creatives and individuals from varying queerness’ and disabilities, exploring the themes, stories, and intricacies of life with their identities and abilities. The intimate relationships between one’s queerness and disability are not often featured in the limelight, this workshop brings these themes to the forefront.
Facilitated by the inspiring CEO of Arts Access Victoria, Caroline Bowditch and a panel of exceptional artists; Irene Zhong, Jax Jacki Brown, Sam Martin and Gemma Mahadeo of The Disabled QBIPOC Collective. This discussion will create a platform led by queer artists living with disabilities to offer information, tools and tactics to help coach other queer artists with disabilities.
Be encouraged to take on creative opportunities, build confidence and pride in one’s queerness and lived disabilities. Resonate authentically within the wider queer community. Be inspired by these artists to create and express yourself in ways that challenge and deconstruct artistic practice that is a constantly evolving demonstration of what disabled art looks like – not explicitly tied to disability and queerness, but informed and strengthened by it.