Media invitation: Inspirational: Arts meets Sports this International Day for People with Disability Festival

30-Nov-2016 11:22 AM

Event:                   Inspirational: Arts meets Sports this International Day for People  with Disability lunch and interactive art festival
Event date:           Friday 2nd December 2016 (note: International Day for People with Disability is 3rd December)
Time:                    10am media interviews and photocall (photography and interviews)
                              11am event commences (media welcome)  
Venue                   The Edge, State Library of Queensland, Southbank, Brisbane
Contact:               Julie McGlone, Life Without Barriers 0427 656 590
Life without Barriers (national non-profit organisation working in social sector, including disability services) is partnering with Access Arts to host an event to celebrate International Day of People with Disability on 2nd December (the actual awareness day is 3rd December) at the Edge, State Library on Southbank.
This celebratory lunchtime event will be hosted by talented performances and deepen people’s understanding of the critical milestones these arts and sports pioneers have achieved. The event is hosted by Access Arts and non-profit organisation Life Without Barriers.
Visual and interview opportunities
  • Australian Special Olympian Shaun McKee who will be speaking about his experiences as an athlete with a disability
  • Access Arts Dancers – these dancers have been inspired by international dancer and choreographer Marc Brew (a former member of Australian Ballet, when who is now paraplegic and runs his own dance company in the UK)  The Access Arts dancers found the experience of studying under a maestro raised their personal aspirations and expectations.  They came together once again to develop the dance performed at the event
  • Visual artist Alexandra Jack – will be at the event and will be showcasing her latest installation, along with an interactive workshop at the event, entitled ‘Inspire and Grow’. The installation will be a vibrant and colourful floral art piece at the Edge venue.  Alexandra Jack is an experimental mixed media artist working in the greater Brisbane region. Alex is a member of the Access Arts and has a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in visual arts and sociology, from the Australian Catholic University
  • Music provided by Whoopee-Do Crew ( and duo Tichawona Noble Mashawi and Alex Procopis (please note that Alex is non-verbal so will be unable to interview)
  • Spokespeople Belinda Mayfield, Life Without Barriers and Pat Swell, Access Arts
About Life Without Barriers
Life Without Barriers is a not-for-profit organisation working in more than 300 communities across Australia currently supporting just over 11,500 people living in their own homes or in managed residential houses. Life Without Barriers deliver services in the areas of disability, out-of-home care, aged care, mental health, homelessness, family violence and support for refugee and asylum seekers as well as provide services to youth involved with the justice system.

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