International accessible art professionals to give free lectures in Adelaide

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Tuesday, 2 August 2011 09:09am

This August, Adelaide will play host to the British audio describer, Willie Elliot, and artistic director, Daryl Beeton for a free program on accessible arts thanks to South Australia’s Disability Arts Transition Team (DATT).

Willie Elliot is a professional audio describer with experience in describing theatre, opera, dance, circus, visual arts, architecture, live events, TV, film and online.  He will present a forum on audio description and run professional audio description training. 

Daryl Beeton, Artistic Director of London-based inclusive theatre company Kazzum, will deliver three workshops that explore the idea of integrating access elements into the creation of performance.

Participants will be encouraged to think about access and to engage in discussion about the possibilities of inclusive artistic product at all workshops and events.

The program is:

  • 9 August – What is Audio Description? A forum explaining how the visual is made verbal for blind or vision impaired audiences. Art Gallery of SA.
  • 10 August – Making Inclusive Theatre for Young People: exploring how disability enriches the creative experience for young audiences. Carclew Youth Arts Centre, North Adelaide.
  • 11 August – The Aesthetics of Access for Writers: discussions on the creative opportunities disabled characters and access can bring to writing. SA Writers’ Centre.
  • 12 August – The Aesthetics of Access: a workshop for directors and performance makers to discover an ‘accessible aesthetic’. Venue to be advised.

To take part in any of these opportunities to enhance your understanding of creating more accessible work, contact Martin Sawtell, DATT Project Officer by phone 08 8231 0900 or email

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