Artists & presenters

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Meeting Place 2020 will feature national and international artists, arts leaders and presenters across a diverse, two-day program.

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Keynote Address

Jane Gauntlett

Day 1: Keynote Address

Jane’s practice explores the impact of storytelling, immersion, intimacy, shared experience and human connection. Jane designs interactive theatre, interactive audio, game, 360 film, virtual reality and augmented reality. Jane works as a writer, producer and director, freelance artist, collaborator and guest lecturer.

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Jane has an ongoing residency at the Pervasive Media Studio, Watershed, Bristol). In 2009 (ongoing) Jane founded the In My Shoes Project, an ever expanding library of over 100 interactive audio and audio visual experiences. She collaborates with people to share their stories from their own perspective using storytelling, technology, touch, taste and smell.

Featured speakers, artists and curators

Senator Jordon Steele-John

Senator for WA; Spokesperson for Disability Rights and Services

Australian Greens

Day 2: Creating space in a political world for arts and disability

Learn more about Jordon Steele-John

The Hon. Bill Shorten MP

Shadow Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme; Shadow Minister for Government Services

Australia Labor Party

Day 2: Creating space in a political world for arts and disability

Learn more about Bill Shorten

Petra Kuppers

Performance artist, academic and artistic director (USA)

Day 2: Panel discussion: Creating space in a ‘new’ world

Learn more about Petra

Prue Stevenson

Artist (VIC)

Day 2: Panel discussion: Creating space in a ‘new’ world

Learn more about Prue

Duncan Meerding

Furniture and Lighting Designer (TAS)

Day 2: Panel discussion: Creating space in a ‘new’ world

Learn more about Duncan

Audrey Perera

Executive Producer

True Colors Festival 2021/21 (Singapore)

Day 1: In Conversation: Creating spaces for inclusive festivals

Learn more about Audrey

Gayle Kennedy

Author, Editor

 

 

 

Learn more about Gayle

Emily Dash

Actor, Writer, Advocate (NSW)

Day 2: Panel discussion: Creating space in a ‘new’ world

Learn more about Emily

Sofya Gollan

Guest Programmer

Screenability (NSW)

Day 1: Screenability Film Night

Sofya Gollan

Bree Hadley

Associate Professor

Queensland University of Technology (QLD)

Day 1: In Conversation: Creating space for inclusive festivals

Learn more about Bree

Daniel Savage

Artist, Curator (ACT)

Day 1: In Conversation: Creating space for inclusive festivals

Learn more about Daniel

Martin Sawtell

Business Director

Access2Arts (SA)

Day 1: Panel discussion: Creating space for our community at a state and national level

Learn more about Martin

Katie Cooper-Wares

Dancer, Arts Facilitator (NSW)

Day 2: Isostylin’ – Create ya rave space!

Learn more about Isostylin'

Caroline Bowditch

CEO

Arts Access Victoria (VIC)

Day 1: Panel discussion: Creating space for our community at a state and national level

Learn more about Caroline

Jenine Mackay

CEO

Incite Arts (NT)

Day 1: Panel discussion: Creating space for our community at a state and national level

Learn more about Jenine

Max Mcauley

Independent artist and Senior Dancer, Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre Inc (NSW)

Day 2: Isostylin’ – Create ya rave space!

Learn more about Isostylin'

Pat Swell

CEO

Access Arts (QLD)

Day 1: Panel discussion: Creating space for our community at a state and national level

Learn more about Pat

David Doyle

Executive Director

DADAA LTD (WA)

Day 1: Panel discussion: Creating space for our community at a state and national level

Learn more about David

Tallula Bourne

Independent Artist and Senior Dancer, Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre Inc (NSW)

Day 2: Isostylin’ – Create ya rave space!

Learn more about Isostylin'

Kerry Comerford

CEO

Accessible Arts (NSW)

Day 1: Panel discussion: Creating space for our community at a state and national level

Learn more about Kerry

Debbie Chilton

Visual artist (QLD)

Day 2: Workshop: Belonging through making Artbooks

Learn more about Debbie

Michelle Brown

Visual Artist; Trainer, Advisor and Educator for Accessible Arts (NSW)

Artist of Writing Place magazine cover.

Learn more about Michelle

Matthew Hall

CEO

Arts Access Australia

Day 1: Welcome CEO speech

Day 1: Panel discussion: Creating space for our community at a state and national level (host)

Day 2: Closing speech

Learn more about Matthew

Belinda Locke

Chairperson

Arts Access Australia

Day 1: Welcome from the Chair

Find out more about Belinda
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