Artshed: A collective of artists under one roof

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Our Artists Run Initiative ‘Artshed’ is a collective of artists under one roof.

Visit the Artshed website.

Over the past couple of months, 12 artists with and without disability have come together to shape and design a 12-month program of professional development; including workshops, training and day trips to an exhibition opening at BRAG and the Bathurst Writer’s Festival.

Funded by Accessible Arts and facilitated by Art Out West, these artists have connected with one another, naming the ARI ‘Artshed, a collective of artists under one roof’ and are working towards a group exhibition Natural Spaces & Faces to be held at BMEC in November/ December this year.

Images: The Artshed group exploring Karen Golland’s ‘This is for you’ at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery.

This ARI supports the autonomy of artists with disability within the central west region and continues to provide:
• Social inclusion
• Opportunities to network
• Broadening skills development
• Peer-reviewed arts practice
• Assistance to overcome accessibility barriers to develop professional arts practice
• A place to share ideas and opportunities for artistic development

What’s an ARI?

• an ARI is group run by artists for artists
• ARI’s can be a group of individuals who work in a specific art form or they can be a collective of creatives e.g. a collective of multidisciplinary and/ or cross-disciplinary artists, including writers, filmmakers or performers
• The AOW ARI can be entirely made up of artists with disability or can include artists with and without disability

What’s on the menu?

Our facilitator will arrange a variety of activities dependent on the needs of the participants.
These could include:
• Participation in professional development workshops
• Working towards a small group project outcome e.g. exhibition and/or performance
• Art sector guest speakers
• Coordinate and visit a major arts organisation to view a contemporary exhibition and/or performance
• Connections with local and broader arts sector e.g. Regional Arts organisations,
councils and/or performance spaces, galleries or studios

Want to know more?

Contact Arts OutWest’s Life-Long Learning Officer Penny May
0412 768 030
pmay22@yahoo.com.au
The next monthly meeting will be held on July 25th 2016.