Sculpture by the Bay Dunsborough Tactile Tours

Join us in Dunsborough Summer 2022!

Visitors with disability, your families and friends are invited to participate in a free Tactile Tour of the sculptures in the exhibition with experienced DADAA guides. Individuals, school students, groups from disability service organisations and aged care homes are all encouraged to take up this opportunity.

Tactile Tours are designed to introduce visitors with disability to new ways of experiencing and enjoying contemporary sculpture through informed discussion and touch. The sculptures are located in accessible areas.

A Tactile Tour lasts up to one hour.

Bookings are essential. Please contact Jacqueline Homer. Email: jacqueline@dadaa.org.au.

Sculpture by the Bay Dunsborough Tactile Tours

Join us in Dunsborough Summer 2022!

Visitors with disability, your families and friends are invited to participate in a free Tactile Tour of the sculptures in the exhibition with experienced DADAA guides. Individuals, school students, groups from disability service organisations and aged care homes are all encouraged to take up this opportunity.

Tactile Tours are designed to introduce visitors with disability to new ways of experiencing and enjoying contemporary sculpture through informed discussion and touch. The sculptures are located in accessible areas.

A Tactile Tour lasts up to one hour.

Bookings are essential. Please contact Jacqueline Homer. Email: jacqueline@dadaa.org.au.

Tactile Tour & Arts Workshop

Feel your way through Hundreds & Thousands with our Tactile Tours at the Fremantle Arts Centre!

Co-designed with DADAA for people with disability, their friends and carers – our Tactile Tours are led by an experienced guide who will help unlock a world of colour, focussing on sensory and interactive works to encourage discovery and play.

Each tour will be followed by a hands-on arts workshop to create artworks inspired by the exhibition.

For bookings please email artscentre@fremantle.wa.gov.au.

Tactile Tour & Arts Workshop: Hundreds & Thousands Exhibition

Feel your way through Hundreds & Thousands with our Tactile Tours at the Fremantle Arts Centre!

Co-designed with DADAA for people with disability, their friends and carers – our Tactile Tours are led by an experienced guide who will help unlock a world of colour, focussing on sensory and interactive works to encourage discovery and play.

Each tour will be followed by a hands-on arts workshop to create artworks inspired by the exhibition.

For bookings please email artscentre@fremantle.wa.gov.au.

City of Perth New Year’s Eve 2021

Say farewell to 2021 with exciting street entertainment for all ages including daring circus performers, children’s workshops, vibrant installations, roving acts, and fireworks! Each year, this free family-friendly event draws thousands of people from all over Perth into the city and Northbridge.

Plan ahead and visit Forrest Place to get some great food from the Twilight Hawkers Markets from 4.30pm. Visit some Christmas Lights Trail installation before wandering to Yagan Square where the Variety Stage displays comedy acts and circus performances to entertain all ages between 6pm and midnight in the amphitheater. But don’t go too far, check out the daring and graceful aerial display at 8.30pm located by the digital tower.

At 9pm the kids can get ready to countdown to the first spectacular fireworks display while those without a curfew can enjoy a magnificient sparkled sky that will lead us into the New Year at midnight.

AD & Auslan at Yagan Square from 6pm to midnight. Bookings are essential. Please state whether you require AD or Auslan. Contact Jacqueline Homer from DADAA. Email: jacqueline@dadaa.org.au.

City of Armadale’s Carols by Candlelight

The City of Armadale is holding its annual Carols by Candlelight event on Sunday 12 December 2021, 6.30pm to 8pm in Memorial Park Armadale. We are once again proud to present the DADAA Accessible Viewing Area where spaces can be reserved where people living with disability can enjoy the carols with their families and friends. This a free ticketed event, and tickets are essential.

DADAA Accessible Viewing Area – bookings essential via Eventbrite
People of all ages and all abilities are welcome to join in the festivities in Perth’s most accessible carols event.

The following services will be available for those who book them:
-Additional ACROD parking
-Service dog area – This area is for your service dog to get a drink of water and go to the toilet
-Tables and chairs – For those who require seating
-Songbooks in Braille – Braille is a reading and writing system for blind and vision impaired people
-Braille songbooks have to be ordered by Monday 6 December 5pm, these can be done by contacting the Events Team at events@armadale.wa.gov.au or 9394 5000
-Auslan interpreter – The interpreter will be on stage for the duration of the Carols program.
-Audio description – Audio description is for people who are blind or vision impaired. It provides live verbal descriptions of actions, costumes, scenery and other visual elements of the performance between gaps in the dialogue on stage
-Bluetooth assistive listening – Assistive listening systems provide hearing augmentation and amplification directly to your device e.g. hearing aids

Additionally if you or your clients would prefer to watch it from the comfort of your lounge room or a local community space then consider making a night of it by inviting friends and family to join you by hosting a streaming party your place. Details for the livestream will be provided closer to the event date.

Bookings for the DADAA Accessible Viewing Area are essential, and tickets can be booked through here – to secure your tickets before the public release you can use the code: CarolsFamily21 Should you need assistance with booking your tickets please contact The Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre on 9394 5410 or by visiting 40 Jull Street, Armadale.

Whether you join us in person in the DADAA Accessible Viewing Space, or online via the livestream, we look forward to having you there to share in the Christmas joy!

Please do not hesitate to contact the City of Armadale via phone: 9394 5000 or email: events@armadale.wa.gov.au if you have any questions.

ARCO Snr

A young life on the spectrum: a story of yearning and optimism

WA Youth Theatre Company, in collaboration with DADAA, presents the much-anticipated revamp of Adam Kelly’s award-winning show about living with autism. 

“Who here hasn’t been rejected?” asks Adam Kelly, creator of ARCO. “This is my story of endurance, learning, adaptation, and optimism. Everyone can identify with it and have some fun at the same time.”  

ARCO Snr, which stands for Autism, Rejection, Celibacy and Optimism, is back this October for a limited season after premiering at Fringe World 2020.

This delightful show, enhanced by the rousing animations of local artist Ben Hollingsworth, takes a heartfelt look at the life and struggles of a young autistic gentleman trying to make connections with the people and world around him. Winner of the ECU Performing Arts Award, Adam gently asks the audience to consider life from his perspective.

“Autism itself is really difficult to explain. It’s not simply something that effects how I function; it is… how I am wired. Asking me how autism feels like is pretty much like asking a fish if it knows it’s in water. I guess that as I am autistic, but adapted slightly to the neurotypical world, metaphorically I am neither fully a fish (autistic) nor a land creature (neurotypical) but rather an amphibian.” – Adam Kelly, 2019, reflecting on the message of ARCO Snr.

ARCO Snr, a compelling personal story of yearning and optimism, will play at the DADAA Theatre in Fremantle from the 5-9 October 2021.

Credits: Written by Adam Kelly and James Berlyn. Directed by James Berlyn. Performed by Adam Kelly with animation by Ben Hollingsworth. Sound design: Tristen Parr and lighting design: Pete Young. Artist Mentor Johanna Keyser.

This season of ARCO Snr has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Beckoning for closeness | Opening Event

Mayma Awaida and Tony Sarre

In collaboration with Tom Allum and Lincoln Mackinnon

Undermining the foundations of the ‘visual’ arts, Blindness lends itself to a deeply embodied reading of space. Through this lens, echoes, voices, and light have expansive potential beyond simply creating an atmosphere: they generate important microcosms of information which contribute to the energy of a place.

Beckoning for closeness toys with the physicality of sound to create multiple audio circuits within the gallery, each representing a unique facet of blind navigation including, diegetic sound, description, and conversation. Uniting aural, tactile, and visual mediums, the work collapses the distance that is usually assumed between an artwork and its audience, and instead invites participants to attune their senses and engage with attentiveness and consideration.

Beckoning for closeness is Mayma Awaida and Tony Sarre’s first exhibition and an expanded iteration of their audio piece, Rethinking the Image which was commissioned by Perth Festival 2021, and later developed through an artistic residency at Art on The Move.

RSVP Essential | Register here

Easy Read: Beckoning for closeness

Image: Mayma Awaida and Tony Sarre, Circulation, 2021. Courtesy the artists.

A New Calibre

DADAA and Gallery Central are proud to support Ability WA to present A New Calibre, an exhibition celebrating 70 years of Ability WA proudly supporting Western Australian families.

Curated by Jennifer Amram, this exhibition presents an energetic array of paintings, digital works, sculpture, and photography by 16 leading artists from WA with a lived experience of disability.

Artists:
Robert Anson, Philip Baker, Marla Bishop, Rosemary Broun, Christopher Hummel, Jane Ibbitson, Lindy Johnson, Dylan Madurun, Rene Martinson, John Morrison, Clinton Price, Mark Rae, Marie Tierney, Mandy White, Kevin Wilson and Sandra Yaxley.

Exhibition runs July 5–24, 2021

Gallery Central
12 Aberdeen Street
Perth

Gallery hours:
Weekdays: 11am-4.30pm
Saturdays: 12-2.30pm

This event is kindly sponsored by Lavan, a proudly independent Western Australian law firm.

image: Rob Anson, Self Portrait – Hidden Tiger Series, (detail), 2021, photo: Maree Laffan

The Bowling Alley

Charlie Paganin, Trinity Williams, Declan White

The Bowling Alley brings together three early career artists, Charlie Paganin, Trinity Williams and Declan White in a showcase of new directions and practices from DADAA’s next generation of artists.

Moving worlds, unique figuration, intensive patterning and brilliant colour set these artists apart. At times abstract and deeply personal, this collection of works offers a momentary glimpse into the dynamic, confident and energetic practices of artists working from DADAA’s studios.

More information here

DADAA Gallery
92 Adelaide St, Fremantle

Gallery hours Tuesday – Friday | 10am – 4pm

Image: Declan White, The Bowling Alley, 2018, ink on paper, 56 x 76.5 cm. Courtesy the artist.