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Accessing: Photo of building moldings with text: ATAG at Art Gallery of NSW on Tuesday 17 July

Accessing the Arts Group: July Meeting

What’s the Accessing the Arts Group

Accessing the Arts Group (ATAG) is a professional development group which provides support and information to improve disability access and inclusion. There are a few meetings a year, each hosted by a participating member, in an accessible space. The meetings are free of charge.

What’s coming up in July?

The July meeting is all about accessing the future. If you’re curious about whether or not robots can make art accessible to everyone, or if wheelchairs can climb stairs, then this session is for you.

Can I book now?

Yes, if you would like to book for the free meeting on Tuesday 17 July from 8:30 am to 10:00 am at the Art Gallery of NSW, please visit Eventbrite right here.

What will this meeting cover?

The meeting will be a futuristic peek into the brave new world of artificial intelligence, virtual reality, climbing wheelchairs, digital printing, blockchain and other technologies that will make art more accessible.

Who will be presenting?

A group of experts will share their knowledge and experience on how technology is likely to impact arts practice, curation and consumption.

Ben Moir and Annabel Stevens from Snepo use specialist software to create interactive art installations. They will discuss their role in re-imagining the existing Gallery of First Australians (GFA) Orientation Space at the National Museum of Australia. Plus they will tell us how to create Fluid and Black Holes!

You’ll hear from Joshua Flowers, award-winning designer of SpeakSee, an assistive device that makes conversations visual for the Deaf and hard of hearing. Her will share his insights on accessible design.

You’ll meet Scott O’Hara, the new CEO of Accessible Arts, who will outline plans for a digital expansion of the Accessing Sydney project into regional NSW and the ACT. He’ll also be discussing the national ARTfinder database.

Will I be able to network?

As always, there will be plenty of time to network and morning tea will be provided.

What about access?

The venue is wheelchair accessible and the session will be Auslan interpreted. You can let us know your access needs when you book and we will do our best to accommodate you. If we need to discuss anything, we will contact you.

What if I can’t come, but I’m still interested?

If you are unable to attend this session, please visit Eventbrite and register to get on our ATAG mailing list. We will then let you know about the topic for the following meeting.

What are the details?

This ATAG meeting will take place on Tuesday 17 July from 8:30 am to 10:00 am at the Art Gallery of NSW. This is a free event.

How do I book?

You can visit Eventbrite right here.


This page was first published on 19 June 2018. This page was updated on 4 July to include Joshua Flowers as a presenter. It was updated on 11 July to add Ben Moir and Annabel Stevens as presenters.

Photo: Accessible Arts. Graphic design: Dom Freestone, Ground Bird Creative

When: 17/07/2018 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Where: Art Gallery of NSW
Art Gallery Road
Sydney, NSW
Phone: 02 8379 3104
Access information:
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