Hickson Road Arts Group – August Meeting
Emerging artist Holly Craig came up with the idea of creating the Hickson Road Arts Group, a peer group for artists with disability.
If you’re an artist (visual artist, musician, writer, etc) with disability looking to make new connections, keep informed about opportunities, and develop your skills, then the Hickson Road Arts Group could be for you. Artists from all art forms with all levels of abilities are welcome.
Can I come along to the Hickson Road Arts Group?
Yes. The next meeting is on Tuesday 28 August from 10:00 am – noon at The Arts Exchange in The Rocks, Sydney. If you would like to confirm your attendance, please email [email protected] or call (02) 9251 6499.
Who is founder Holly Craig?
Holly is an emerging artist with a vision impairment. She is a theatre-maker and performer. She dances as well.
We asked Holly a few questions about the peer group.
Accessible Arts: How did you come up with the idea?
Holly Craig: My idea was based on the fact that I was feeling isolated. I didn’t have opportunities to connect beyond my immediate social network. I thought it would be great to create a group to connect and share with.
AA: What kinds of things might the group get up to?
HC: I think the group will be primarily about meeting and talking. We’ll be able to share ideas about what’s going on. We could perhaps do some skills development by inviting people to come and talk to us. We might even go to performances together.
AA: How often will the Hickson Road Arts Group meet?
HC: At the moment, we plan to meet once every two months. But, this could change depending on the needs of the group.
AA: Who is welcome at the group?
HC: Any artist who identifies as having a disability is welcome to come to group meetings. We would like to extend the invitation to artists who are practicing any art form with any level of experience.
AA: Is there a cost to attending the Hickson Road Arts Group?
HC: There is no cost to attend the meetings.
AA: What if I can’t come every time?
HC: People are welcome to come along when they are able. There is no expectation that people come to every meeting.
Image: Photograph by Winston Stearn with design by Dom Freestone of Ground Bird Creative.
This page was first published on 8 August 2018.
The Rocks, Sydney