Time & Date
To: Thursday, 17 Dec 2020
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