Appointment of new Auditor

DADAA would like to formally advise that Not for Profit Accounting Specialists (NFPAS) has resigned from 19 February 2024 and Nexia Perth Audit Service Pty Ltd have been appointed.

2023

DADAA’s upcoming projects are as diverse as the people and communities who will participate. From the playful, cheeky, and loud to the dark and risky, each is enriched by significant local and cross-sector partnerships.

Interconnection

This project will get people talking. Talking about lived experiences of disability and/ or mental illness, about identity and the factors that have shaped it. Audio recordings of private / public narratives will come together to illuminate the hidden going-ons in our community.

To be broadcast from key local meeting places across Midland and activating empty spaces within the City of Swan, each of these artworks will a feature direct audio recording linking works to a collective narrative gathered from the City of Swan. The proposed exhibition outcome will showcase at MJAC in Midland.

Ink and Thread

A participatory printmaking project centred on responses to place, Ink and Thread will connect DADAA Lancelin to other regional arts centres, creating connections between and across the Midwest: from the coast to inland townships, from Carnamah and Mullewa to the communities in between.

DADAA will work with Margaret River based printmaker Francesco Geronnazo to facilitate a number of workshops bringing together communities from across the wheatbelt in this 3 year project.

Library of Forgotten Lives

This inclusive participatory project invites members of the public to document their own lives. Offering a space to work, the library will provide tools for recording and documenting. Integrated into old school timber furniture are modern devices: touch screen, scanners, printers, a self-activated photo/video booth, printers, and a series of writing desks.

Each person will be given a book box, to be stored on the shelf and form one of the many mounting volumes of otherwise forgotten lives. This box can contain as much or as little as each person desires.  Photos, written memories, spoken video files, sound files, mementos, old letters… any object, words or notation. Participants may use their own language of expression to construct an image of their life. Their medium or mode of expression is theirs to choose. They may place a single entry. They may revisit as many times as they like to add con-tent, change the dialogue or follow their journey.  Lastly participants can time capsule their life book box, “not to be opened till 2030”. Library of Forgotten Lives gives everybody the opportunity to be the author their own story. To revisit, to share or not to share, to fictionalise, to imagine, to change.

RACE

Beginning with the customisation of bicycles for Mullewa’s First Nations children, RACE looks at the creative opportunities that could come from engaging young people with a bicycle. From an interactive and gamified race course, to a group devised bicycle choreography drone filmed on the streets of Mullewa, RACE invites young people to speed and play as a creative engagement tool for activity-starved young people in a quiet country town.

Surface

Surface is an all-ability, all-age film and video project that works with Mullewa residents (and those from the surrounding area). Teaching skills and supporting concept and thematic development, the project will roll out the film content as an ongoing series of projection mapped installations on Mullewa buildings, structures and landscape.

Opening a dialogue, giving insight, and celebrating country, Surface seeks to give locals a chance to temporarily transform, challenge, and inscribe a captured digital moment onto the place they call home.

Unbound Berlinklusion

Brotfabrik, Berlin, Germany

Hosted at Brotfabrik, Berlin’s Inclusive Centre for Art and Thinking, DADAA has been invited to deliver workshops for artists on the aesthetics of access and creating artworks that are accessible for different audiences with disability. These workshops will be the continuation of a partnership between the German visual arts sector, independent artists, producers and DADAA’s Access All Arts team.

Held over a period of 6 months with local artists, both with and without disabilities, the project will culminate in an exhibition to coincide with the Berlin Special Olympics in June 2023.

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DADAA respectfully acknowledges the Whadjuk and Yued people of the Noongar nation and the Southern Yamatji Peoples, the traditional owners of the lands upon which DADAA operates. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters, and culture, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.