Kiruna Stamell – an amazing advocate for artists experiencing disability

June 30, 2018

Great to see Kiruna Stamell, an award-nominated Australian actress, on Q&A advocating for the truthful representation of people experiencing disability. Here is an excerpt of what she had to say about being a woman growing up in the ’80s, and the representations of people with dwarfism: “So I was devastated often when I saw a Read more…

A Message from our President

June 25, 2018

The culture of giving is strong in Australia. We are a nation who look for ways of helping each other out and seeing dreams realised. Every time somebody like you sends us a donation, regardless of whether it is time, money or in kind, that gift has the power to change lives. You play a Read more…

HELP ACCESS ARTS MAKE THE LEAP!

June 18, 2018

Access Arts wants to make dreams become a reality with a creative new project that will bring the joy of circus, dance and performance to people with disability – in Leaps and Bounds. Under the tutelage of the award-winning Vulcana Women’s Circus, Leaps and Bounds workshops will see participants learn new skills, build confidence and Read more…

Community Sharing Week – Discover Together

June 6, 2018
Members of Rhythm Circle

  Access Arts invites you to observe or participate in our Community Arts Workshops. Our workshops enable people who experience disability or disadvantage to enjoy, learn and develop their artistic craft at any level. To celebrate the end of Term 2, our doors will be open on 18, 19 and 21 June 2018. The Community Sharing Week Read more…

Mixed Media in Action

April 12, 2018
Luke Johnson painting a landscape

The Easter break is drawing to a close for most of us, and things are just starting to warm up at Access Arts. We are getting ready for the beginning of Term 2 and are eager to see our workshop members again. One of our more popular workshops, the Mixed Media Visual Arts workshop, really Read more…

Come Join Us for Term 2!

April 10, 2018

Our exciting line-up of Term 2 workshops has been finalised and we are now open for registration. With the new term beginning on 16 April, places are going fast. Visual Arts Our Visual Arts workshops provide members with a supportive, inclusive and creative environment to engage with various art forms, encouraging positive social interaction, a strong sense Read more…

A Tribute to Ross Barber

April 5, 2018

We sadly farewell Ross Barber former Executive Director of Access Arts who passed away in March. In 1991, at the age of 40, Ross was in a serious motorcycle accident in the Blue Mountains, following which he became a paraplegic.  He had trained as a painter, but at the time of the accident Ross was Read more…

Access Arts pays tribute to Ross Barber

Access Arts was saddened to hear of the passing of Ross Barber in March 2018. Ross was the CEO of Access Arts from 2004 – 2009.  His appointment was significant as Ross was the first CEO of Access Arts who identified as having disability. Ross’s focus in the organisation was on providing opportunities for people Read more…

Sameskin Theatre Workshop

Our friends at InsideOutside Theatre Company are launching new theatre workshops on the Redcliffe Peninsula in April for people of all abilities. Working with talented and experienced facilitators, participants will learn new skills, create theatre and most importantly have fun. The first workshop will be on Tuesday 10 April at Clontarf Beach Catholic Church (main Read more…

Artist Call Out for Collaborations!

Are you a talented video artist? Amanda Kay would love to hear from YOU! Songstress Amanda Kay, a long time member of Access Arts, is releasing her new album The Amazing Travels Collective with a stunning new single Just Outside My Window. Amanda is seeking an artist or artists to collaborate on an innovative music video Read more…