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Variations


Michael Camakaris curated Variations as part of the inaugural Blindside 2021 Artist Mentorship Initiative. Initially an online exhibition, we are now presenting a live version of the show at APA’s Collingwood Yards gallery. The mentorship program engaged an early-career artist or curator with a disability to work on a self-devised project with advice from Blindside personnel. 
 
In Michael’s own words, “the focus of Variations touches on the relationship between the disabled artist, their lived experience and their choice of artistic expression. I chose this particular theme to advocate for disabled artists, as they are generally under-represented, and often lack a say in how they are presented. Their work is rarely placed front and centre. Often their inclusion is a token gesture toward equality”.
 
The exhibition features works by APA artists Mark Smith and Jordan Dymke alongside Darcey Bella Arnold (ReadingRoom) and Kieren Seymour (Neon Parc). 
 
Accessibility at Collingwood Yards

Collingwood Yards is committed to universal access. Wheelchair access to level one is via a lift in the Perry street building, which will take you up to the Arts Project Australia gallery. There are entrances to the Yards on Johnston St and Perry Street. Tactile signage is available on the right hand side of the lift shafts on each level. All stairs have tactile indicators. Please note the outdoor steps are steep and not recommended for people with visual impairment. Braille signage is available outside all toilets, close to all exit points and inside all lifts. An accessible parking bay is available for use by holders of a Disabled Persons permit. It is located near entrance 35C Johnston Street.

Details

Start:
1 October
End:
30 October
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Website:
https://blindside.org.au/program/variations

Organiser

Arts Project Australia
Phone:
(03)94824484

Venue

Arts Project Australia – Collingwood gallery
Level 1, Collingwood Yards, 35 Johnston Street
Collingwood, Victoria Australia
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Venue

Arts Project Australia – Collingwood gallery
Level 1, Collingwood Yards, 35 Johnston Street
Collingwood, Victoria Australia
+ Google Map