A panel featuring six Deaf independent artists.
The Deaf community of Melbourne is a small, strong and passionate community bonded by their language, Auslan, and their shared experience of Deaf culture. For decades, members of the Deaf community have self-organised their own arts and cultural events as they were unable to access mainstream arts and culture.
However, in the past few decades, through the rise of interpreters, captioning, NDIS and dedicated programs for Deaf artists within the industry, there is now an emerging movement of Deaf artists in Melbourne. The more accessible and inclusive our industry is becoming, the more pathways are being enabled for these artists.
This panel features six Deaf independent artists who will describe their interdisciplinary art practices, where they are heading as an emerging artist within the Deaf arts movement and how the arts industry can support artists from the Deaf community to thrive.
Panel: Anna Seymour, Irene Holub, Walter Kadiki, Elvin Lam, Luke King and Jess Moody.
Facilitated by Jodee Mundy.
This event is all in Australian Sign Language and will be interpreted into English.
Image Credit: Pippa Samaya. Under My Skin, The Delta Project. Arts House, 2016
Listen to an audio description about this session on Soundcloud. Follow the links below.