Artists & Presenters

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Meeting Place 2019 features national and international artists, arts leaders and presenters across a dynamic three-day program.

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Keynote Address

Amanda Cachia

Day 2: Keynote Address (Morning)

Day 2: Disability Identity, Leadership and Pride panel discussion

Amanda Cachia has curated over 40 exhibitions, many of which iterate disability politics in contemporary art. She is an Assistant Professor of Art History at Moreno Valley College in Riverside, California, and director of the new Moreno Valley College Pop-Up Art Gallery, scheduled to open in 2019.

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Amanda completed her PhD in Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the University of California, San Diego, in spring 2017. Her research focuses on modern and contemporary art; curatorial studies; disability studies; performance, choreography and politics; activist art and museum access; and phenomenology. In September 2019, Cachia will curate Automatisme Ambulatoire: Hysteria, Imitation, Performancefor the Owens Art Gallery at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. In this exhibition, six international artists have been invited to consider how “hysterical” gestures can work to subvert, undo, transform and re-imagine the disabled body and language. This project is being supported by a $178,000 grant from the “New Chapter” fund at the Canada Council for the Arts.


Featured speakers, artists and curators

Ruth O'Brien

Multidisciplinary artist, creative freelancer and musician (ACT)

Day 1: Networking Soiree, Belconnen Arts Centre

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Hanna Cormick

Performance artist (ACT)

Day 3: Crip the Stage, The Street Theatre

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Matt Shilcock

Dance theatre artist (SA)

Day 1: Ausdance ACT’s Packed Lunch: Matt Shilcock in conversation, Belconnen Arts Centre

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Andi Snelling

Actor and theatre-maker (VIC)

Day 3: Crip the Stage, The Street Theatre

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