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Accessing Art with Amy

Amy Amantea speaks with artists, and learns what inspires them, what adaptations they have developed, and the barriers they face. 
 

Accessing Art with Amy

Amy Amantea speaks with artists, and learns what inspires them, what adaptations they have developed, and the barriers they face. 
 

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Flying Footless

Authored on July 8, 2021

 

Find Erin at  kingstoncircusarts.com 

Functional Fashion

Authored on June 24, 2021

What comes to mind when you think about adaptable clothing or fashion? For Carol Taylor, of Queensland, Australia, she was tired of the utilitarian shapes, the placement of seams and zippers that can cause pressure sores and the bland colours that were offered.

Carol is changing the narrative, designing, what she calls “Inclusive Fashion,” based on her lived experience of quadriplegia. She creates her own patterns based on her painted artworks and prints them on fabric. All bodies are unique, and Carol wants to design with disability in mind and find a creative way to “solve” a problem; perhaps it’s adding a magnetic button to a shirt so that someone can change independently. Carol’s philosophy is that fashion should be available to everyone.

www.caroltaylordesigns.com.au

The Art of Disability

Authored on June 10, 2021

Christine Bruno has embraced the arts, and is a trained actor and director who has graced stages and screens alike! In the most transparent way, Christine shares her journey through an education system that was, at times, unwelcoming to someone with Cerebral Palsy. Barriers be damned! Christine’s brilliant career in the arts and her understanding of the “system” in place has spurred her to make change, helping support actors and creators with disabilities find the roles they were meant to play!