Tim Maley | Awesome Festival 2022 Artist in Residence

As the 2022 AWESOME Festival Artist in residence, Tim will be creating and displaying artworks in the Studio Underground Foyer at the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia. Tim’s work is inspired by his love of animals and nature.


Dates: Tuesday 27 September – Saturday 1 October
Times: 10am – 3pm daily
Venue: Studio Underground Foyer, State Theatre Centre of Western Australia

About the artist

Tim Maley is an established artist based in Perth’s northern suburbs who works out of DADAA’s Midland and Ellenbrook studios.

Tim has been working with DADAA since 2007, when he joined the Lost Generation Project, a six year arts and cultural project that engaged older people with intellectual disability living in supported accommodation to connect with their communities. This was Tim’s first introduction to digital art and multimedia and paved the way for future projects and participation.

In 2008 Tim won a Culture and the Arts Award from the Disability Arts Inclusion Initiatives. With this award Tim began a mentorship with Western Australian Artist Si Hummerston in partnership with the Mundaring Arts Centre, resulting in an exhibition at MAC in 2010.

In 2012 Tim participated in Mundaring Arts Centre’s Convergence project, as well as DADAA’s sTARTSPEAK Project. Tim was also selected to exhibit in HERE&NOW13 at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery. During the development period for Here&Now13, Tim began working informally with the WA Museum to draw and paint some specimens from their natural history collection.

 In 2014 Tim exhibited works at Alcaston Gallery in Victoria in the From the Outside exhibition, as well as at the Goldfields Arts Centre in Kalgoorlie for the Beyond the Western Edge exhibition. Tim also exhibited 11 digitised works in the UK for the Small World exhibition. In 2020, Tim was an Arts for Autism Award Winner, presented at the Art Gallery of WA.

Our Little Inventor – West Australian Opera Audio Described & Relaxed Performance

Our Little Inventor tells the story of Nell, a young girl from the countryside who creates a machine to fix the pollution that is choking the big city. Despite her excitement at showing off her invention, the people in charge do not share her enthusiasm to save their environment.

This is a tale for people of all ages to share together, incorporating gentle humour that touches upon themes of climate change, resilience, perseverance, and the importance of family and friends.

Composed by Emma Jayakumar and inspired by the book ‘Our Little Inventor’ by Sher Rill Ng, published by Allen and Unwin Publishers, 2019.

Sung in English with English surtitles.

West Australian Opera presents Our Little Inventor in association with AWESOME Festival, West Australian Young Voices and Western Australian Youth Orchestra.

To book: https://tickets.artsculturetrust.wa.gov.au/our-little-inventor-ptt-hmt/20402-ad-tt

Only for audience members requiring Audio description (people who are blind or vision impaired):

After making your booking, please email me: jacqueline@dadaa.org.au or mobile: 0400111018 and indicate how many people require audio description so we can reserve seating for you.

Download the free Sennheiser Mobileconnect app prior to arriving at the venue and bring your own earphones.

Audio Described, Assistive Listening & Auslan Interpreted Event: Birak Concert

Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island cultures, the annual Birak Concert boasts a stellar line up of indigenous entertainment.

Birak is the Nyoongar season for the hot and dry months of December and January; during this time the Moodjar trees flowers bright orange and are known as the Nyoongar Christmas Trees. In local dreaming, it is said that when a Nyoongar person passes away their spirit enters the tree where they wait for Birak. When the tree flowers, their spirit goes west over Wadjemup (Rottnest Island) to be with their ancestors.

This year’s line-up features WA talent, including a traditional Welcome to Country, Lilly Gogos, Flewnt, Pipeline Band and more! In addition to the jam-packed stage schedule there will be community stalls, the Elders Marquee and Perth Heat is returning for those sport enthusiasts.

Hosted by Phil Walley-Stack from Walleystack International, the event will kick off at 3pm and run through to 7.30pm and is the perfect opportunity for all Australians to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. If you are unable to make it on the day, the event will be broadcast by Noongar Radio.

Bring a picnic blanket, sunscreen and hat to enjoy the event from day through to evening.

Bookings essential. EMAIL: jacqueline@dadaa.org.au

Stage Program

Time Performer
3pm Open & Welcome to Country performance with dancers
3.35pm Malachi Humphries
4.05pm Rhys Bedford
4.35pm Tani Walker
5.05pm Lilly Gogoos
5.35pm South Summit
6.15pm Flewnt
6.50pm Pipeline Band
7.30pm Program concludes

Birak Concert

Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island cultures, the annual Birak Concert boasts a stellar line up of Aboriginal entertainment. Grab a feed from the food trucks on site and settle in to enjoy the show. There will be amusement rides and workshops for the kids, a selection of community stalls to meander through, basketball activities and an Elders Tent. 

Audio Description and Auslan are available and the event will also be broadcast live by Noongar Radio.

Free but bookings essential | contact jacqueline@dadaa.org.au or 0400111018

For more information visit www.visitperth.com/en/events/birak-concert

Australia Day Festival | Shining the Light: The Story of Us

Yarning Together 
A captivating water projection showcase that shines the light on the story of the Whadjuk Nyoongar people starting with the dreamtime moment of creation. Elders share their stories of courage and resilience during the time of colonisation, and then shine the light towards a brighter more inclusive future.

Immersive Experiences
A wonderful immersive exhibition of light installations, accompanied by live performance and art, telling our diverse Australian stories. 

The event has an accessible viewing area, with Auslan and audio description available.

For more information visit www.visitperth.com/events/shining-the-light-the-story-of-us

Bookings essential | contact jacqueline@dadaa.org.au or 0400111018

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

Cancelled: Marvel Universe LIVE!

Marvel Universe LIVE! has been cancelled due to updated public health advice about the COVID-19 virus. For further information regarding ticket refunds please visit https://www.racarena.com.au/events/Marvel-Universe-Live!

Marvel fans, assemble for this live, action-packed battle to defend the universe from evil. Spider-Man, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands. Marvel Universe LIVE! unites some of Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow against some of the most threatening villains.  Their journey sparks new feuds with old foes, pitting student against mentor, sister against sister and brother against brother. Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial stunts and video projection in this incredible adventure.

Limited Platinum seating at Marvel Universe LIVE! is available for members of the blind and vision impaired community for the Perth performance.

When: Saturday 25 April, 6pm
Where: RAC Arena
Cost: $79

Companion cards (CC) will be accepted. Guide dogs will also be accommodated.

To Book | Call National Group Booking line 1300 364 001 between 9am- 5pm AEST Monday- Friday

When booking, use the code word: MUL20 in order to access tickets for the limited Platinum seating allocation.

The offer will be open until 5pm, Friday 28 Feb. Any unsold Platinum seats will be released to the general public after this date.

Please email DADAA’s Access All Arts Coordinator, Jacqueline Homer, once you have booked your tickets | jacqueline@dadaa.org.au

T20 World Cup | Women’s Welcome

Come welcome England and South Africa’s Women’s T20 Cricket teams to Perth with an afternoon of fun cultural performances, cricket activities, live music, face-painting, a selection of food trucks. The two teams will be in attendance with a Q&A and signing autographs for fans! Cultural performances by Wadumbah Dance, the South African Gospel Choir and the Mad Tatters Morris.

When: Thursday February 20, 3.30pm – 6.30pm
Where: Forrest Place, Perth

For further information and the full schedule visit: https://bit.ly/2vDyQbS

Audio Description and Auslan will be provided between 4.10pm and 5.10pm.

To access AD, please download the Sennheiser MobileConnect App on your smart device and connect to DADAA Mobileconnect network at the event. Please bring your own earphones.

Free but bookings are essential | email: jacqueline@dadaa.org.au

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.


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.


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