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A Rising in the East

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Presented in association with Tanpopo-no-ye Art Centre HAN, New Traditional Project, Good Job! Centre KASHIBA, Atelier Yamanami and DADAA

A rising in the east brings new perspectives and ways of working that challenge what and who we value and asks us to reconsider the clock-in, clock-out measure of human contribution.

Imagine a society where artists are deeply valued for their innate uniqueness and supported for life. Where your artistic labour is valued and arts and disability practices move against the industrialisation of time. Where arts and disability is framed by new traditions, traditional crafts, community arts, digital fabrication and arts and health. Where co-design and collaboration between artists with disabilities sit at the core. A place where a disability perspective is bringing new meaning and ways of making to long held traditional craft practices and materials.

Together with DADAA, three Japanese arts and disability organisations are set to reframe our understanding of disability arts and disability culture. Intercultural dialogue and exchange are at the core of A rising in the east. From the kitsch to new ways of working and age-old. long practiced traditions, this exhibition presents an immersive survey of textiles, works on paper, books and illustrations that illuminate artists practice in time and over time.

Opening Saturday, 10 February, 4 - 6pm
Exhibition runs 10 February - 20 April

Gallery hours:
Tue - Sat 10 - 4pm

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