6 March 2013
Staged in Arts Access Victoria’s fully accessible, portable art studio Nebula, Singular is a performance installation utilising a diverse range of artistic media including kinetic sculpture, live performance and sound.
14TH March between 11am & 1pm
15th March between 1pm & 5pm
Southbane Promenade, midway between St. Kilda Road and Queensbridge Street.
NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED
Two of Melbourne’s leading disability arts companies; Rawcus and Art Day South have combined to present this hybrid spectacular of performance and visual art in four shows only, in the unique space of Nebula on the promenade at Southbank.
Singular is a rolling montage of personal aspirations presented as a series of short vignettes.
Large kinetic sculptures designed and built by the artists of Art Day South are brought to life by the performers of Rawcus. Neither performance nor sculpture Singular is a combination of these traditional forms through the lens of outsider art.
About Rawcus, Art Day South and Nebula…..
Rawcus is an award winning theatre company of performers with and without disabilities. You can learn more about them via their Facebook page.
“world class theatre – sumptuously imagined, visually stunning and profoundly moving” The Age
Rawcus has received critical acclaim for its collaborations with companies such as Restless Dance Company, Born in a Taxi and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and has presented work as part of the Next Wave Festival, Melbourne Fringe and the Melbourne International Arts Festival.
Arts Access Victoria is Australia’s founding and most experienced arts and disability organisation. Established in 1974, Arts Access Victoria (AAV) has since become the state’s leading arts and disability organisation, dedicated to maximising opportunities for people with a disability to create art, experience art and work in the arts. The organisation achieves this vision through: advocacy; the delivery of arts programs and events for people with a disability; professional development programs for artists with a disability; disability awareness training for arts organisations and distribution of disability access information and advice.
Art Day South is a studio for artists with a disability and a flagship program of Arts Access Victoria. For more than ten years Art Day South has been producing its own unique brand of outsider art, winning best live art show at the 2009 Melbourne Fringe and emerging artist award in 2010. In 2012 Art Day South launched a new book, Ed’s Animals by Edward Treloar, a visual arts show Wildlife at Lamington Drive gallery and Animal a show of new sculptures at the Streets Are Alive Festival in Geelong.
Nebula can be a workshop, studio, stage, gallery and more. At the core of its design is the need to provide artists with a disability a space that is designed with their needs in mind. A first in Australia, this “vehicle for contemporary arts” means that a wider audience can see the work of these young artists who are often isolated by physical and societal obstacles.