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November 2016

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This month's featured artwork is Frog in a Cage by the Get Out ensemble

In 2014, AAV's Get Out! ensemble went on a journey through interwoven collective dreaming to free the frog as we pose the question: how can we all truly be free?

Frog in a Cage invited audiences to be immersed in a collective dream state incorporating soundscapes, live artmaking, analogue & digital projection art and movement.

“Splendid brave free sumptuous beautiful anarchy... ”

Check out more artworks in the Gallery section of the AAV website.


Image: A photograph of the Bundoora Homestead with a photo of the Nebula arts space imposed on top of it

Bundoora Nebula Residency: applications now open!

In 2017, Arts Access Victoria and Bundoora Homestead will support eight artists – four with disability and four without disability – to develop new ideas and artmaking processes in a month-long paid residency program. 

The Bundoora Nebula Residency offers a rare creative opportunity for artists across all disciplines to collaborate and create in a unique and supported environment. Four month-long residencies will pair artists with and without disability to explore new concepts, inspire each other's creativity and explore the past, present and future through their unique lens.  

Expressions of interest close at 5pm on Friday 18 November.
Go to the Arts Access Victoria website for more information.
Image: A black and white photograph of the late Lesley Hall

Lesley Hall Scholarships: applications now open!

Honouring the life and activism of the late Lesley Hall, a tireless advocate for the human rights of people with disability, the Lesley Hall Scholarship program will support a winning applicant to deliver an arts project or artwork that highlights the experience of disability, promotes human rights for people with disability or advocates for social change. 

The scholarship prize is a $5,000 grant and a 12-month internship at AAV, working with mentors to develop advocacy skills and networks. This rare leadership development opportunity aims to encourage people with a disability to express the lived experience of disability in contemporary society through art.

Applications are open until 5pm on Friday 18 November 2016. 
Go to the Arts Access Victoria website for more information.
Image: A black and white photograph of the late Lesley Hall

Vote for Joceline Lee's Melbourne Festival Art Tram!

AAV artist Joceline Lee was one of only eight artists selected to have a work featured on the Melbourne Festival Art Trams!

The work, Fish, was informed by Joceline's Residency in the Palaeontology Collection at the Melbourne Museum. The artwork interprets the fragile nature of fossilised structures from both sketch models and physical configurations, playfully and authentically. Like intricate maps of tram networks, the lines of her skeletons intersect and traverse the page in parallel with concise detail and direction.

Voting is now open for the People's Choice Award, and we need your help to make sure Joceline takes home the big prize!

Vote now!

Image: Fish by Joceline Lee on the Melbourne Art Tram. Photography: James HH Morgan 


Painterly Visions

Join Arts Access Victoria and Moonee Valley City Council at Ascot Vale Neighbourhood Centre from 10am on Wednesday 30 November to launch Painterly Visions, an inclusive public mural highlighting inclusion and diversity in Moonee Valley, created by artists from AAV's SRS Studios. 

RSVPs are essential! Call 9243 8748 or visit to register!


Graphic Intention

To celebrate International Day of People with a Disability, Brunswick Arts Space is hosting an exhibition of work that explores drawing and an embrace of all things graphic by artists with disability. 

29 November to 21 December at The Window @ the EC and Jewell Station!

Image: Artwork by Ian Caplin (detail)

Avenue of Puppets 

Avenue of Puppets: Volatile Bodies, a photographic exhibition of a marionette works by the artists of Art About, will be on display at Skin Gallery. 

21 October to 15 December at Skin Gallery, Carlton

Image: Some of the Avenue of Puppets works. Photography: Daryl Gordon

More events

Want more? The AAV website is regularly updated with information on accessible arts and culture events. 

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Kickstart Helix

Kickstart Helix is Next Wave's fresh new learning program designed to support emerging and early career artists, curators, producers and writers from across Australia. If you’re aspiring to make bold new work and become a leader of the new generation in Australian art, then Kickstart Helix is for you. 

Applications close Thursday 17 November. 

Go to the Next Wave website for more information

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