Bright, is an exhibition that brings together five installations presented by the centre’s Artlife Studio Residency Program for emerging and established artists with disability. It invites audiences to touch, explore and connect with the artist’s work.
Now in its 32nd year, the ArtLife Studio Residency program is unique in the Australian arts landscape, artistic director Daniel Santangeli said. “It is a NDIS enabled program that provides contemporary artists with lived experience of disability the space, resources and networks to set and achieve ambitious artistic projects.”
Studio artist and curator Pamela Debrincat said she wanted the sense of touch to be at the front of her exhibitions, “so these are easy to connect through sensory experience”.
Featured artists at this high-impact exhibition are Emily Floyd, Darren Aquilina, Megan Hunter, Thomas Miller and Prue Stevenson. Among their works are a flowing, silky textural display, a portable quiet room space and reflection portal where science meets art.
The exhibition runs until December 12, at the Roslyn Smorgon Gallery, Footscray.
Photo: The Portable Quiet Room