Audio Described Tour | Contemplative Interactions

A verbal descriptive tour for visitors who are blind or vision impaired of Contemplative Interactions an exhibition at the DADAA Fremantle Gallery. A trained guide delivers descriptions of the visual elements of artworks in the show, along with other sound and haptic opportunities and experiences with the artworks.

FREE | Bookings Essential*

*This tour is only open to visitors who are blind or vision impaired (and their friends and families).

Bookings: email Jacqueline at DADAA.

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Exhibition Details | George Khut: Contemplative Interactions
25 October  – 9 November 2019

An exhibition of interactive and participatory artworks by pioneering new media artist George Khut.

Exploring the connections between thinking, feeling and being, Contemplative Interactions brings together two layered and deeply meditative electronic artworks. Khut’s works are intimate body-focused artwork experiences that use immersive electronic soundscapes and visuals which respond to moment-to-moment changes in participating audiences’ nervous systems. Continuing his long-standing fascination with mind and body-focused contemplative practices Khut invites us to reflect on the creative and transformative potential of artworks that trace the quality of our attention, breathing and emotional orientation.

Photo: George Khut, Behind Your Eyes, Between Your Ears (Georgia), 2015, still image from brainwave-controlled video portrait, Liveworks, Performance Space, Redfern. Courtesy of the artist.

Contemplative Interactions

Join us for the opening exhibition at the new DADAA Fremantle Gallery. 

Contemplative Interactions is an exhibition of  immersive and participatory artworks by pioneering new media artist George Khut, exploring the connections between thinking, feeling and being.

Presented as the opening exhibition for the DADAA Fremantle Gallery as a part of the 2019 Fremantle Biennale, Khut’s immersive electronic artworks will explore the creative and transformative potential of contemplative practices.

Opening Night
Thursday, 24 October, 6 – 8pm

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Exhibition Continues
Saturday, 8 November

Opening Hours
Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm

Photo: George Khut, Behind Your Eyes, Between Your Ears (Charlie, Georgia), 2015, still image from brainwave-controlled video portrait, Liveworks, Performance Space, Redfern. Courtesy of the artist.

Nexus Grant Ceremony

Join us as we award our 2019 Nexus Grant Recipients

We love helping young artists to reach their creative goals! And you’re invited to help us celebrate with our recent art stars!

We’re pleased to announce the 2019 DADAA Nexus Arts Grant recipients at a special ceremony at our DADAA Fremantle hub.

Funded by the Department of Communities (Disability Services), our Nexus grants provide funding to artists aged between 16 and 25. This year, the panel had a hard task to choose from a range of projects across artforms, including mentoring and skills development.

RSVP essential via email by 8 July.

Trace of Wreckage: Tactile Tour and Ceramic Workshop

ABOUT THE EVENT

Join us for the tactile tour followed by a short ceramics workshop at the exhibition Trace of Wreckage by Dai-Rong Lee.

Taiwanese Artist Dai-Rong Lee is the tenth exchange artist to visit Fremantle for the Asialink exchange between Fremantle Arts Centre and the Taipei Artists Village.

Working in ceramic sculpture, Dai-Rong’s work is often self-consciously sensual and fleshy, focused on the human body as a hybrid form.

Trace of Wreckage is a response to the aesthetic and cultural shift from Taipei to Fremantle and an investigation into local materials and techniques.

Date: 15 June 2019

Time: 10:30 am to 11:30 pm

Venue: Fremantle Arts Centre

Bookings are essential and places are limited.

Email: jacqueline@dadaa.org.au or mobile: 0400 111 018 by Tuesday 11 June.

Image: Dai-Rong Lee, Struggle of Mind, 2016, porcelain, 40 x 36 x 20cm

FLOCK #10: Hosted by DADAA

about FLOCK #10

FLOCK is a monthly forum for Perth’s independent and freelance artists to share practice and conversation with each other. At each FLOCK event one local WA independent artist leads a creative workshop then another facilitates a debrief and discussion.

This May, DADAA is delighted to be hosting FLOCK #10 at the DADAA Fremantle hub. Artists – at all stages of career, all disciplines, all abilities – are invited to join a free workshop with Julia Hales and a discussion of arts accessibility in WA facilitated by Daisy Sanders.

Join us for a joyous, integrated event focused on connection, creative practice and sharing perspectives about WA arts accessibility.

NOTE: There will be an Auslan interpreter at this event.

event details

Date and Time: 9 May 2019, 5.30 – 8.30pm
Location: 92 Adelaide Street, Fremantle (Old Boys’ School)

For more information, visit the Flock Facebook page or the Facebook event.

This is a FREE event.

To register, go to the eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/flock-10-tickets-60563709686

Fremantle International Street Arts Festival: Audio Described Show

about the festival

Once again, DADAA will be providing Audio Description services at this year’s Fremantle International Street Arts Festival.

The festival started as a celebration of Fremantle’s local busking culture in 1999 and has grown into a showcase of the world’s best street theatre.

Each year over the Easter long weekend, the streets of Fremantle are transformed into an open-air theatre of the amazing, weird and wacky, while Fremantle’s famous alfresco dining steps up a notch, with pop-up bars and eateries extending into the streets.

audio described shows

There will be two audio described shows, both on Sunday 21 April.

  • Chinese acrobat Cho Kairin is performing an audio described show on Sunday 21 April at 12.00pm at the Esplanade Park Pitch, Esplanade Park Fremantle.
  • The Sculptor Clown is performing an audio described show Sunday 21 April at  1.00pm in at the Esplanade Park Pitch, Esplanade Park Fremantle.

bookings

DADAA will be providing the audio description (assistive listening) service via the Sennheiser MobileConnect app (available for iOS and Android). You access this service by downloading the app and connecting to the DADAA WiFi network (available at the event) with your own mobile device. You must bring your own headphones.

Spaces are limited so you must book. While the audio description technology can accommodate upwards of 50 people, there is only seating for 20.

To book, contact Jacqueline Homer from DADAA:
Phone: 9430 6616
Mobile: 0400 111 018
Email: Jacqueline@dadaa.org.au

When booking an audio described show, please indicate the number of people attending and the number requiring seating.

All bookings must be made at least 7 days before each show.

Bookings will only be confirmed when you receive a confirmation email.

Arts and Disability Pre-Election Forum

Hear Directly from MPs and Candidates

How does the government plan to support artists with disability?

In the lead-up to 2019 Federal Election, Arts Access Australia and DADAA will host this Arts and Disability Pre-Election Forum to provide an opportunity for MPs and candidates to address this issue.

This live-streamed Q&A forum is your chance to hear directly from Australia’s politicians about their commitments to improving accessibility to the arts for people with disability.

The forum will begin with MPs and candidates presenting each party’s approach to creating equal access to the arts for people with disability. Each MP and candidate will also be invited to respond to Arts Access Australia’s #RealMoneyRealJobs campaign.

The audience will then be invited to ask MPs and candidates their questions about accessibility in the arts.

Tuesday 26 February, 10am – 12pm
DADAA Fremantle 92 Adelaide Street
Light refreshments will be provided.

Event access: Audio Description, Assistive listening, Auslan, Relaxed program (informal, friendly, simple language).

RSVP: This is a free event, but attendees will need to register to attend. We recommend that if you plan on live-streaming the event that you also register beforehand so that we can email you the live-stream weblink.

PERTH FESTIVAL EVENT

DADAA OPEN DAY

For the past four years DADAA has partnered with the Perth Festival to deliver on a commitment to celebrate a diversity of voices by putting disability arts front and centre in the program.

Join us in our final year of this partnership with an Open Day at our Fremantle hub, the Old Fremantle Boys’ School.

Discover some of the extraordinary work being made by artists working with DADAA in an afternoon of screenings, showings and events in this wonderful heritage-listed space.

Featuring actor Julia Hales, star and creator of the Perth Festival 2018 hit You Know We Belong Together, and emerging screenwriter Tina Fielding.

EVENT DETAILS

This is a FREE public event, and all are welcome.

NADS Consultations (Fremantle and Perth)

Tell Your Story

Have your say during the National Arts and Disability Strategy consultation stage. Join other artists, community members and leaders in this face-to-face conversation, and tell your story to help inform the next NADS!

Venue: DADAA Fremantle (the Old Boys’ School)
Date: 20 November 2018
Time: 10am–1pm

RSVP to Rea Singh: rea@diversewerks.com.au or 1800 555 029.

The Other Film Festival

Two Days of Global and Local Film Screenings

The Other Film Festival is in Fremantle for the first time! Check out the program here!

For two days at the DADAA Fremantle cinema, you can experience the very best of Australian and international screenings by, with and about people with disability in an accessible program.

Along with the curated touring program of films from the Melbourne, the festival includes brilliant short films made by DADAA artists in the Act-Belong-Commit WA Stories showcase.

And there’s more! Screenwest presents lively panel discussions to discuss and debate aspects of disability screen culture with leading representatives from the film sector.

Join us for a session or for a day!

Click here for the full program and to book your tickets!

And read about the speakers for the Screenwest Presents … panels

It’s FREE to attend! But bookings are essential for entry.
Go to the Eventbrite website to book your ticket now!

Need more info?

Contact us with any queries about the venue or the festival: email DADAA or call us on 9430 6616.