Artlink Holiday Program | Summer 2020

Workshops

Option 1. Make Your Own Musical Instruments and Movement workshop
Unleash your creativity and get crafty. Guided by experienced performances makers, make your own upcycled musical instrument and be part of an ensemble exploring voice, sound and movement.

Option 2. Circus Workshop
In partnership with Circus WA, this program will explore circus skills, slapstick comedy, clowning and physical theatre. Tailored to your own abilities, these workshops are guaranteed to be a whole lot of fun with something for everyone.

Bookings essential | Fees apply

NDIS-registered participants are encouraged to book, with a limited number of sponsored spaces available for those who are not NDIS registered.

when

January 14, 15 and 17 (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday)
1pm – 3pm | 8 to 12 year olds
4pm – 6pm | 13 to 18 year olds

where

Option 1
DADAA Fremantle
Old Fremantle Boys’ School
92 Adelaide St
Fremantle

Option 2
The Freo Big Top
90 Adelaide St
Fremantle (next to DADAA Fremantle)

For bookings and more information contact Ivan Hui: ivan@dadaa.org.au  or 08 9430 6616

New Year’s Eve in the City

Ring in the new year at Yagan Square!

Yagan Square will come to life with a family friendly event that has something for everyone. Free live music including Sam Perry, children’s entertainment, street performers and stunning fireworks! An amusement zone in Yagan Square will also have a variety of rides and games.

There will also be an accessible area to view stage performances which will provide a safe space for people with disability, family and friends. Free but bookings essential. To book this area please email jacqueline@dadaa.org.au with:

  • the number of children and adults
  • the stage you wish to view (Variety or Lotterywest Family)
  • your access requirements (AD, Auslan, wheelchair user)
  • your mobile number

Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive more information about where the accessible area is. You will be able to access this area anytime between the performance times.

Variety Stage (Yagan Square):

time: 6pm – midnight (Audio Description & Auslan)

Lotterywest Family Stage (Yagan Square):

time: 6pm – 9pm (Audio Description)

6pm – midnight (Auslan)

Please see link below for more information and the complete program.

https://www.visitperth.com.au/events/the-city-at-new-years-eve

City of Perth Christmas Nativity: AUSLAN, audio described and assistive-listening event

Share in the story of Christmas, brought to life on stage with over a hundred performers, live animals and Christmas carols, in the stunning surrounds of the Supreme Court Gardens.

Pack a picnic or grab your favorite City retailer takeaway on your way down to Supreme Court Gardens.

For the comfort of all, there will be designated areas for ACROD, picnic rugs, low chairs and high chairs.

times:

Friday 20 and Saturday 21 December
Supreme Court Gardens
4pm: Grounds open
6:30pm – 7:20pm: Pre-show entertainment
7:30pm – 8:30pm: Main show

Keep the magic alive by visiting the Christmas Lights Trail after the show.

DADAA will offer live Audio Description services for this show, as well as Assistive Listening via the Sennheiser MobileConnect app (available for iOS and Android). Download the app and connect to the DADAA WiFi network (available at the event) with your own mobile device. Please bring your own headphones.

There will also be an accessible area which is will provide a safe space for people with disability and their families. Free but bookings essential. To book this area please email: jacqueline@dadaa.org.au or call 0400 111 018

Carpe Noctem Walking Tour

The streets after dark are places of adventure and wonder. Let’s make them ours!

Carpe Noctem is a night walking tour created by artist Janet Carter. Presented by DADAA for the No Fixed Address project, this tour through Fremantle’s East End will address our fears of walking at night and interrogate who has the right to occupy urban spaces after dark.

Saturday 30 November and Monday 9 December, 8 – 10pm

Meeting Point: DADAA Fremantle Gallery

FREE | Bookings essential | TICKETS

ACCESS | This is a walking tour which will require participants to walk for approximately 1 hour. Please wear comfortable shoes. If you have any accessibility requirements or questions please contact DADAAA, info@dadaa.org.au.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Janet Carter’s practice embraces a range of practices and forms, including drawing, sculpture, performance, new media and installations. Since her involvement the Proximity Festival in 2012, she has been focused on creating collaborative, non-gallery based, transient participatory works that are concerned with building resilience in an increasingly precarious world. Her current work is concerned with unravelling conceptions around gender, sexuality, desire and embodied identity, with regard to how they impact vulnerable minorities.

Photo: Cam Campbell.

No Fixed Address

Taking up themes of resilience, adaptation and displacement, No Fixed Address is a collaborative project between Perth contemporary artists, filmmakers and the St Pat’s community, based in Fremantle’s East End.

The East End of Fremantle is an area undergoing rapid gentrification. At the centre of this changing landscape sits St Patrick’s Community Support Centre (St Pat’s), an NGO, which for the past 40 years has supported those who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

Developed over the past year, No Fixed Address explores survival tactics, rituals and ways of moving within and occupying public space as strategies to subvert environmental and economic precarity.

Unfolding as a series of workshops, public events, installations, film works and an exhibition at DADAA Fremantle, No Fixed Address responds to the social and built environments of this radically changing part of Fremantle.

Artists | Janet Carter, Olga Cironis, Hannan Jones, Tanya Lee, Lincoln Mackinnon, Mike Moshos, Rebecca Riggs-Bennett, Susan Roux, and Wade Taylor.
In collaboration with | Sun McIntyre, Tony Borg, Adrian Maximiw, The Starlight Hotel Choir, and St Pat’s staff and community.

Opening Night
Friday 29 November, 6 – 8pm

Join the Facebook event.

Exhibition Continues
25 January, 2020

Opening Hours
Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm

Photo: Sun McIntyre & Lincoln Mackinnon, film still for No Fixed Address, 2019.

Artist talk: George Khut, Contemplative Interactions

Join us to hear artist George Khut discuss his current show at DADAA’s Fremantle Gallery, Contemplative Interactions, as well as his broader practice.

George Khut is a new media artist and interaction-designer working across the fields of electronic art and arts-in-health. He lectures in art and interaction design at UNSW Art & Design (University of New South Wales, Faculty of Art & Design).

His practice focusses on intimate body-focused artwork experiences which use immersive electronic soundscapes and visuals to respond to moment-to-moment changes in participating audiences’ nervous systems.

Presented as an interactive live laboratory, Contemplative Interactions invites us to reflect on the creative and transformative potential of artworks that trace the quality of our attention, breathing and emotional orientation.

If you have accessibility requirements, please email jacqueline@dadaa.org.au

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

Join the Facebook Event

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.

Little Green Thumb Workshops

Free Children’s Workshops

DADAA is proud to partner with the City of Perth on a fun workshop program for little ones! Featuring various garden and spring-themed workshops, learn about the Noongar seasons, make a terrarium mini-garden, get up close to some garden critters and much more!

DADAA Artsworkers will be in attendance to help young people with disability and their families in this special workshop series.

Wednesday 2 October 2019 (closed session for young people with disability and their families)
2 – 3pm
Forrest Place, Perth City

FREE, but bookings essential! To book contact jacqueline@dadaa.org.au.

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.