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We are delighted to announce Spinal Life Australia as our newest sponsor to support our Term 2 Community Workshops.
These visual and performing arts workshops are now open for registration and we look forward to welcoming Spinal Life Australia’s members to our community.
More information about our Term 2 Community Arts Workshops can be found here.
At Access Arts we believe the arts are for everyone, and look forward to working with Spinal Life Australia to raise awareness of inclusive practices with the greater community.
Ensuring the right welcome for all audience members is very important to Touretteshero which is why every performance of Backstage In Biscuit Land is “relaxed”. Relaxed performances are performances that offer a warm welcome to people who find it difficult to follow the usual conventions of theatre behaviour. This can include: people with learning disabilities, movement disorders, Autistic Spectrum disorder, other neurological conditions, those with young children or babies and of course, people with Tourette’s Syndrome.
Relaxed performances take a laid-back approach to noise or movement coming from the audience. They give everyone permission to relax and respond naturally. Many people feel that relaxed performances offer a more dynamic theatrical experience, which benefits everyone.
Find out more about Touretteshero and the relaxed performance movement.
All shows AUSLAN interpreted
We invite you to an exciting and colourful mixed media visual arts program. Come and enjoy a safe and encouraging space to explore and develop your creative practice and your own personal themes and content wherever possible. All people who experience disability or disadvantage are encouraged to register; participation is free.
Facilitator: Visual Artist Virginia Jones, supported by Felicity Kelly-Cruise
Dates: Monday 23rd May & Monday 30th May
Workshop Times: 10:30am – 12:30pm (2 weeks)
Location: Moorooka QLD 4105
Phone: 0403 070 663
The two workshops are designed to support you to discover and work with your individual interests, preferences and strengths using a variety of materials and techniques.
For example, you can make your own Calico bag using stencil art and foam lino prints. You’ll learn some easy to use screen-printing techniques. Be your own fashion-ista!
But you are limited only by your imagination. We have a rich range of materials with which you can explore.
Iona College would like to invite people with a disability, their families, teachers and carers to an exclusive ‘Pre-Opening Night Special Performance’ of their musical, Footloose.
WHEN? Monday 16 May; 5:30-7:30pm (approx)
WHERE? Iona College, Lindum.
Footloose is an energetic and fun musical, where vocalising and singing is encouraged, and dancing – in your seat, wheelchair or on your feet – is mandatory! The event is wheelchair friendly, and includes family seating.
For further information or to register interest, please email:
firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Fiona – 0488 996 181.
Exciting News!! Arts Access Australia’s Meeting Place 2016 will be held in Adelaide, Friday May 27. For anyone interested in arts and disability, here’s an opportunity to get together to generate real conversations, explore the distinctive nature of the sector and share brilliant artistic works.
•Broadening horizons: International opportunities for Australian artists with disability.
•Disability-led practice: What is it and Why Does it Matter?
•The stuff We Don’t Talk About – Mental Health in the arts and disability sector.
•How do You Get What You Need in the Arts?
And best of all – it’s FREE!!! Register now so you don’t miss out.
Date: Thursday 07 April
Time: Matinee Performance: Thursday and Saturday 2pm. Evening Show: Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7:30pm
Location: Level 2, 420 Brunswick St (Cnr Berwick St), Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Presented by Company 2 & Judith Wright Centre, supported by Flipside Circus
Come and view life through Ethan’s eyes with Kaleidoscope a joyous, poetic circus experience that explores the great beauty found in the smallest things.
Ethan Langridge was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at four years of age. Because of this syndrome Ethan perceives the world differently. He understands the world through touch; senses his surroundings with the pads of his fingers or the tips of his toes and he, unwittingly, invited his mother to view his world with him.
Johanna Wharton, Ethan’s mother, described stepping into Ethan’s world as ‘the joy of walking through shafts of colour and light; a dazzling kaleidoscope’. She wrote a book about her experiences with Ethan that inspired the creation of Kaleidoscope the show, a work that allows Ethan to express himself, through a physical form he loves, circus. The show journeys through the ups and downs of everyday life and celebrates the unique spirit of Ethan.
‘Sometimes the heart breaks and cracks open because so much love is bursting through’-Ethan
Directed by Chelsea McGuffin with the ensemble of Company 2 and Ethan Langridge
PRE AND POST SHOW FUN FOR FREE
Thanks to our friends at Flipside Circus and Company 2 there will be FREE fun circus activities for the whole family to enjoy pre and post shows during the season. Arrive any time from 1pm onwards for matinees and 6.30pm onwards for evening shows to take part in the fun. There will also be roving circus entertainment to keep the little ones happy before they take their seats.
RELAXED SHOW NOTES AVAILABLE
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RELAXED SHOW ENVIRONMENT
Kaleidoscope invites families of ASD into a relaxed theatre experience that will be a delight for the sensors. Created to explore unique emotional complexities, the elements of music and acrobatics are continually moving and memorising. We value using the Arts to enrich lives. Kaleidoscope, the show is welcoming of wriggles and giggles that come with each family. The foyer space will also provide an engaging area that you’re welcome to use before, during and after the show. If you need any assistance during your visit, the Judy Front of House ushers and Box Office staff are always here to help at any time. Access to your seats can be easily facilitated by our staff if you need to take a breather during the shows. We hope you enjoy your time at the Judy!
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Flipside Circus and Chelsea McGuffin needs our support to spread the word about Kaleidoscope and raise $10,000 which will go towards to the creative process for our first season at the Judith Wright Centre in April 2016.
The story of the project:
Flipside Circus student, Ethan Langridge, was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at age four. Because of this syndrome Ethan perceives the world differently. He understands the world through touch; senses his surroundings with the pads of his fingers or the tips of his toes and he, unwittingly, invited his mother to view his world with him.
Johanna Wharton, Ethan’s mother, described stepping into Ethan’s world as ‘the joy of walking through shafts of colour and light; a dazzling kaleidoscope’. She wrote a book about her experiences with Ethan that inspired the creation of ‘Kaleidoscope’ the show, a work that allows Ethan to express himself, through a physical form he loves, circus. The show journeys through the ups and downs of everyday life and celebrates the unique spirit of Ethan.
‘Sometimes the heart breaks and cracks open because so much love is bursting through’-Ethan
Be part of the process
Join us at the Flipside Circus Training Centre in Alderley, QLD on the 25th of March for a meet and greet session with the wonderful Kaleidoscope artists. Be a part of the Kaleidoscope journey, experience the rehearsal and creative process of the show before it’s premier in April at the Judith Wright Centre and ask all of the artists any questions you have about circus, arts and the show itself.
How the funds will be used
All funding will go directly towards the development of this performance. Artist fees, costume design and making, set design, music composition, lighting design and production. This is a great chance for you to help a project grow from the ground up. You will be bringing young peoples stories to life through circus, theatre and live performance. Your financial contribution will come to life through the bodies and voices of the artist on stage.
Youth Arts is in danger of becoming forgotten about. Government funding cuts are creating challenges for all art forms but youth arts seem to have taken a big hit. Projects for young people need support and need funds to help them reach full potential. Stories like Ethan’s are rich and full of hope and need to be shared. All of us can relate to some part of Ethan’s story and it is important to offer the younger generations the opportunity and voice to speak out and express through their choice of art form. Ethan’s life is already full of challenges and obstacles just trying to fit in each day. Let’s take this opportunity to turn his challenges into some enlightenment for us all.
“Dance is the mother of all languages”
Don’t miss Sprung!! Encounters 2015 for one night only
Friday October 2, 7:30 pm, followed by light refreshments
Admission $5 / $10, children free
Tintenbar Hall, Tintenbar NSW
Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre Inc
“Honouring the creative spirit through dance, theatre, integration and collaboration”
Michael Hennessy Artistic Director
John Rado General Manager
supported in 2015 by the Regional Arts Fund
We must be crazy to do a play with an unacceptable title….
But ‘THAT’ play will be opening in the Powerhouse on the 3rd September, performing for 3 nights…. and I would appreciate very much to see you there.
We have an industry night on the 2nd at 7pm, which is an open dress rehearsal.
Spread the word.
For bookings contact: Brisbane Powerhouse www.brisbanepowerhouse.org.au
Courtesy: Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts
Date: Sunday 12 July
Location: The Kingsbury Room, The Queen Alexandra Community Centre, 347 Old Cleveland Road, Coorparoo, Brisbane
“Echoes from the Past” – More than just a concert. Sunday July 12, 2.30pm
Early Music Qld presents a concert of baroque music, performed by Gillian Rankine and Meredith Beardmore (baroque flutes), Michael O’Loghlin (viola da gamba) and Peter Hagen (harpsichord). It will take place on Sunday July 12, at 2.30pm, in the historic Kingsbury Room, Queen Alexandra Community Centre, 347 Old Cleveland Road, Coorparoo.
This concert will be the culmination of a project which is being supported by Access Arts, a government body which supports artists working in the community who have a disability. Late last year, Baroque flute player and E.M.S.Q. member Gillian Rankine joined Access Arts and learned about the S.A.F.E. Grant programme which they administer. Gillian has been studying Baroque flute for 7 years but due to disability/ chronic illness, she is unable to travel. This has meant that although EMSQ members have been wonderfully supportive she has never really had any input from a qualified Baroque flute player. She successfully applied for a S.A.F.E. Grant to bring Baroque Flautist Meredith Beardmore to Brisbane to work as a mentor and collaborator to present the “Echoes from the Past“ concert.
During the week prior to the concert, Meredith and Gillian will be meeting to discuss many of the finer points of Baroque flute playing, and Gillian is hoping to expand both her knowledge and technique of playing the instrument. During this period they will also be rehearsing the repertoire to be presented in the concert. Joining Meredith and Gillian for this concert will be Viola da gambist Michael O’Loghlin and Harpsichordist, Peter Hagen.
As the title of the concert suggests, the programme explores ways in which echoes, or echo effects have made their way into music of the Baroque period. The programme will include many of the “core repertoire” pieces for 2 flutes from the period including the duet in E minor by WF Bach (from the set of 6 duets), the famous trio sonata by J.S.Bach in G major (which also exists as a Viola da Gamba sonata) and works by important flute composers such as Hotteterre, Telemann and Corrette.
In 2007 singer/song-writer Peter Vance provided funding for Access Arts to establish the SAFE Fund scheme. Peter chose the name SAFE as an acronym of ‘Sacred-Angel Arts Funding Empowerment’ – Sacred Angel after Angiosarcoma, the cancer that took his beloved wife, Marilyn. Other donors have contributed to the fund which enables Access Arts to make 6 awards each year. Access Arts’ SAFE grants provide fast, flexible assistance to emerging and professional artists, arts workers or producers living in Queensland who experience disability. These grants have helped talented Queenslanders further their practice.
WHAT “Echoes from the Past” – a concert exploring the use of echo effects in Baroque music, performed by Meredith Beardmore and Gillian Rankine (baroque flutes), Michael O’Loghlin (viola da gamba) and Peter Hagen (harpsichord)
WHEN Sunday July 12, 2.30pm
WHERE Kingsbury Room, Queen Alexandra Community Centre, 347 Old Cleveland Road, Coorparoo
HOW MUCH Tickets: $30 full, $20 concession/EMSQ & 4MBS members
BOOKINGS/ENQUIRIES Book through 4MBS Ticketing on 3847 1717, nine to five, seven days a week or online at 4mbs.com.au
Further information & to arrange artist interviews please contact Gillian Rankine (mob) 04131125648, (h) 33757037 (email) email@example.com