Vancouver-based artist Gabryel Harrison explores the relationship between braille and art
The Dhow Countries Music Academy (DCMA) is offering free music lessons to children with Down syndrome and autism in Zanzibar. The initiative, which began last month, is meant to boost self-esteem in children with physical and mental disabilities on the archipelago.
The True Colours Festival, the first ever performing arts festival of music, dance and arts in the Asia-Pacific region, took place in Singapore City from 23 to 25 March 2018. During the three day long Festival there were more than 150 performances by the most talented artists with disabilities from Japan, China, Indonesia, Korea, The Philippines, Malaysia, Micronesia, Thailand, Singapore, India, Cambodia, New Zealand, Australia, Nepal, along with guest artists from the United Kingdom and Canada. More than 5000 people had the chance to watch and listen.
Company of disabled and non-disabled dancers perform onstage while amongst the audience were visually impaired people watching with the help of technology
For over 20 years, Australian Kate Hood had a glistening career as an actress, writer and director. She performed for major theatres like Melbourne Theatre Company, acted in films and TV series, and also directed arts festivals, including Melbourne Fringe and Brisbane Festival.
People with disability are curiously absent from accounts of Australian history, but they have had a wide range of life experiences and social relations. Their stories reveal much about how social attitudes have evolved and provide a useful lens for exploring the complexity and resilience of social systems in various times and places.