The City at New Years Eve | Audio Described and Tactile Tour

Say farewell to 2020 with exciting street entertainment including daring circus performances, vibrant installations, roving acts, the Christmas Lights Trail and much more!

Join DADAA’s Access All Arts program for a roving audio description and tactile tour of the Christmas Lights Trail and entertainment. There will be food and drink pit stops along the way. Participants can help co-design the tour and choose what they would like to see and do!

Bookings are essential as places are limited. To book email jacqueline@dadaa.org.org.au

For additional information about the City of Perth’s New Year’s Eve celebrations visit https://bit.ly/2J9u50P

Home Page exhibition

This is an exhibition in two parts. The first, Art of Adaptation, showcases participants with disability from DADAA’s online workshops during COVID. These workshops focused on resourcefulness and resilience, with participants turning their attention to their own homes and the things already contained within or around them that could be used to make art; unraveling assumptions that art requires certain specialised tools and materials. A series of shared provocations were also set, to which participants could respond in their own way. 

The second part features the work of participants from the Digital Transitions project. With digital literacy, social connection, and artistic skill development at its core, Digital Transitions addresses the barriers to digital participation and inclusion for people with a disability. Since its inception in October 2018, the program has had 67 participants across 3 locations in Midland, Coolbinia and Fremantle. With drawing, digital art, films, and animation, this part of the exhibition documents the artistic journey of each participant,  as well as their experiences during COVID and the diverse ways they’ve navigated and used technology to tell their stories. Digital Transitions is funded by the Department of Communities.

image: Bruce McQuat, Lines, 2020, digital drawing

Over the Fence Comedy Film Festival 2020

The coolest comedy short film festival is back with its 22ndedition! The theme of this year’s program is  Scrambled! and includes 14 films from across Australia and the world including, for the first time, Holland, South Africa and Brazil.

Over the Fence aims to celebrate new and independent filmmakers, their comic masterpieces and their ability to make comedy-loving audiences laugh or smile. They are committed to encouraging and stimulating comedy film production worldwide, and to producing a festival which celebrates, entertains and inspires through comedy across a wide variety of filmmaking styles and genres.

Click here to view the program 

Here to book tickets

Perth Festival Access Information Evening

Learn more about Perth Festival’s commitment to access and inclusion for 2021, including accessible booking services, performances and work by artists with disability. Perth Festival Artistic Director Iain Grandage will also be speaking about his Festival highlights. Please stay afterwards for a drink in the courtyard and meet the Perth Festival team!

Tickets to Festival 2021 will be available for purchase.

  • This event will be Auslan interpreted.

Please rsvp here.

If you require any additional information, please email access@perthfestival.com.au or phone 08 6488 8616

Perth Festival acknowledges the Noongar people who continue to practise their values, language, beliefs and knowledge on their kwobidak boodjar.

image: Cam Campbell, 2019

City of Armadale’s Carols by Candlelight

Led by the award-winning Armadale City Concert Band, this will be a FREE, ticketed, fenced, accessible, and COVIDsafe event.

Come share in the Christmas joy and spread a little hope for the future! Bring some non-perishable food items and groceries for The Salvation Army Christmas Appeal.

This year DADAA is facilitating an Accessible Media Space: a fenced viewing area reserved for people with disability, your families and friends where you can enjoy the concert in a fuller, richer way.

  • Audio description: listen to a professional live narration of the event, in real time, similar to an audio book (for people who are blind or vision-impaired) To access the Audio Description service, download the Sennheiser MobileConnect App on your smart device prior to attending the event and connect to the ‘DADAA Mobileconnect’ network at the event. Please bring your own earphones.
  • Assistive Listening: listen to the audio directly from your Bluetooth-compatible hearing aids (for people hard-of-hearing)
  • Closed captioning: the livestream will feature closed captioning (for people who are deaf, or want to watch with the sound off)
  • AUSLAN interpreter: arrive early to secure a spot at the front of General Admission, or for a guaranteed clear view of the interpreter book a spot in the Accessible Media Space
  • Accessible Viewing Area: choose from grassed picnic terraces or tables and chairs on a flat surface (for all people with mobility requirements including walkers & wheelchairs)
  • Accessible toilets (portaloo and fixed) located at north end, closest to Orchard Avenue
  • Braille songbooks are available: must be ordered before 28 November, contact the City of Armadale on 9394 5499 or events@armadale.wa.gov.au
  • ACROD parking available at Armadale Central Shopping Centre (Enter carpark near Red Rooster, open all afternoon, carpark closes at 10pm). Overflow ACROD parking directly across the road (enter carpark between 5:30pm – 7pm from Orchard Avenue. If all ACROD marked bays are full you may use multiple unmarked bays as necessary. Please show permit at gate.)

Bookings are essential as places are limited. Due to COVID requirements this is a fully-ticketed event. Please indicate your access requirements when making your booking.

For more information and bookings contact:  jacqueline@dadaa.org.au or call 9430 6616

Safety is everyone’s responsibility, and to ensure a COVIDSafe event, it is expected that all merrymakers practise good hygiene and distancing whilst having a good ol’ sing along. We respectfully ask that anyone who is experiencing flu like symptoms please not attend, but don’t worry, the event will be livestreamed via Facebook, YouTube or the City of Armadale website: armadale.wa.gov.au

Exhibition | In Record Time

In Record Time brings together the practices of five Australian artists – Oliva Biasin, Roch Dziewialtowski-Gintowt, Rocky Lu, Clare Peake and Bjoern Rainer-Adamson – in a conversation on art, labour and circumstance. Considering how artists record, mark and structure their daily labour, this exhibition, which includes new commissions and past works in ceramics, drawing, installation and kinetic sculpture, acknowledges the passing of time and ideas in the practices of each artist.

The Artists

In Record Time begins with Roch Dziewialtowski-Gintowt, an artist who worked at DADAA almost daily for over 10 years. Characterised by a definitive size, repetition of marks and materials, his practice was intrinsically shaped by his regimented allocation of time to making, evident in the artists meticulously kept timesheets. A collection of the hundreds of works produced by Dziewialtowski-Gintowt will be shown; an acknowledgement to his very missed presence in the DADAA studio.

Time is marked by artist Clare Peake through her work Intermediate Pots, a series of Greek inspired vessels recording the banalities of everyday life in the artists former studio and home in Broome. Their construction is both a diary and contemplative action on procrastination and productivity. 

Collapsing the often-precarious boundaries between private and work space, emerging artist Olivia Biasin uses joinery and bricolage to fabricate useful, adaptive and transportable studio-bedroom-living spaces in an effort to streamline and save time. 

German-born, WA artist Bjoern Rainer-Admason attempts to subvert existing machines and technologies to their most absurd and abstracted end. His new kinetic robot takes on a life of its own, it mimics the sometimes-chaotic patterns and procrastination techniques of creative thinking. 

Rocky Lu’s masterfully rendered monster skyscrapers detail the artists long-time fascination with architectural landmarks. Drawn using a specific mathematic formula his works are vivid reimagining’s of the structures that hold today’s workforces. 

In Record Time is curated by Katherine Wilkinson.

Exhibition runs Friday 16 October – Saturday 28 November 2020 

Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm 
DADAA Fremantle Gallery

Join the Facebook Event here.

Image: Clare Peake, Intermediate Pots, 2015 – ongoing, ceramics, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist.

Tactile & Audio-Described Tour | In Record Time

Join us at the DADAA Fremantle Gallery for a Tactile & Audio-Described Tour for the latest exhibition In record time.

In record time brings together the practices of five Australian artists in a conversation on art, labour and circumstance. Considering how artists record, mark and structure their daily labour, this exhibition, includes new commissions and past works in ceramics, drawing, installation and kinetic sculpture.

Join exhibiting artists and curator Katherine Wilkinson, alongside an experienced DADAA guide, to share insights into the exhibition and the making of each artwork. 

This is a free event made available to people who are blind or vision impaired, their friends, families and support networks. This event offers a new way to experience this exhibition, orientated through touch, sound and conversation. 

For information and bookings | contact Jacqueline Homer on 0400 111 018 or jacqueline@dadaa.org.au  

Image: Roch Dziewialtowski-Gintowt, Untitled (year unknown), pencil on paper. Photo: Pixel Poetry.

City of Stirling | Tree Trail and Tactile Tours

Get your daily dose of vitamin tree!

Take a walk in the wild these school holidays!

 
During the spring school holidays, the trees of Dianella Regional Open Space will come alive to share their stories.  Follow the trail and solve the secret message to win a prize!

Look out for Eco Faeries, Bindi Bindi Dreaming and other tree-tastic activities between 9.30am and 12.00 noon each weekday of the school holidays. And don’t forget to write a message to The Message Tree!

Tactile Tours

Free tactile tours will be available for people with disability and their carers, offering new ways to experience the trail through discussion and touch. Tours are led by experience DADAA guides.

Dates and Times (each tour runs for approx 45 mins)
Thursday October 1 | 10.15am and 11.30am
Wednesday October 7 | 10.15am and 11.30am

For information and bookings | contact Jacqueline Homer on 0400 111 018 or jacqueline@dadaa.org.au

To learn more about Tree Trails visit www.stirling.wa.gov.au/treetrail

Kalyakool

Kalyakool brings together artists who live or work in the City of Swan and are based out of DADAA’s Midland Studio, on Whadjuk Noongar country. The exhibition features a series of collaborations between Desmond Woodley and renowned artist Tjyllyungoo (Lance Chadd), large-scale and site-specific work by Mandy White, a comprehensive selection of paintings by Michael Miller, and the beta launch of John Morrison’s interactive multimedia work. DADAA and Ellenbrook Arts have worked together to ensure that these Aboriginal artists with lived experience of disability can develop and present new work to audiences, as well as have opportunities for collaborations with senior artists such as Tjyllyungoo.

Kalyakool is the Noongar word for ‘always’, in celebration of the NAIDOC theme for 2020: Always Was, Always Will Be.

Opening event | Sunday 26 July 2pm – 4pm
Exhibition runs 22 July – 9 August

Ellenbrook Arts Gallery
34 Main St, Ellenbrook

image: Desmond Woodley, Noongar Country Study (detail), 2020, charcoal and pastel on paper, 41cm x 28cm

Hatched National Graduate Show 2020 | Audio Described Tactile Tour

Join us for the Audio Described Tactile Tour of PICA’s Hatched National Graduate Show 2020 on Saturday 8 August 2020.

The work of 24 recent visual arts graduates from across Australia will take over the PICA galleries this July, for the Hatched National Graduate Show 2020. This exhibition is a key platform for PICA’s ongoing commitment to supporting the careers of Australia’s most promising emerging artists.

From questions of identity, political protest, and media consumption, the innovative and exciting range of practices presented in Hatched tell the story of contemporary Australian culture whilst showcasing the future directions of arts practice.

For more information visit: pica.org.au/show/hatched-2020-2

The Audio Described Tactile Tour will enhance the exhibition for people who are blind or vision impaired through informed discussion and touch. An Audio Describer will also deliver a verbal description of the visual elements of the artwork.

Bookings are essential

To book a tour, please email PICA Front of House at info@pica.org.au, call 08 9228 6300, visit the PICA reception or on the web: https://pica.org.au/show/hatched-2020-2/

Bookings close on Wednesday August 5