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Celebrating Disability Pride at the University of Melbourne

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Grant Street Theatre

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Join the Melbourne Law School and Faculty of Fine Arts and Music in celebrating interdisciplinary disability research through performing arts.

We would like to thank the community for their participation and involvement with research at the University of Melbourne over the last several years, and, in particular, over the last three years of the Disability Research Initiative.


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Hosted by Jax Jacki Brown

Jax Jacki Brown is a disability and LGBTI activist, writer, spoken-word performer, public speaker, disability sexuality educator and workshop designer and facilitator. Through her presentations at conferences and universities, and her extensive publications, she provides a powerful insight into the reasons why society needs to change, rather then people with disabilities.

Bearbrass Asylum Orchestra

The Bearbrass Asylum Orchestra have been playing together since 2012 and are Australia’s only independent, all-disabled crip-folk trio. They first started performing as part of the Quippings performance troupe and since then have taken part in numerous performances including International Day of People with Disability celebrations at Federation Square and as a featured band in Crip the Light Fantastic, produced by the Musicological Society of Australia. The film-clip to their song Welcome won the Judge’s Choice Award at the 2013 Nova Employment Short Film Festival and was later used as the official theme to radio station 3CR’s International Day of People with Disability coverage. Their song Smile is featured on Arts Access Australia’s video Discrimination: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Bearbrass Asylum Orchestra are proud to be the only band in the world who are more highly medicated than the Rolling Stones.

Quippings (feat. Kochava Lilit & Erin Kyan)

Quippings is an ever-evolving troupe of emerging and established and/or Deaf and disabled performing artists in Melbourne, Australia. They prioritize queer and/or Deaf and disabled artists, as well as including allies of the queer community. Quippings’s work centres on the lived experiences of deaf and disabled embodiment and all works are written and performed by the artists themselves.

The Rockheads

The Rockheads are a band based in Geelong established in February 2016. The concept for the group emerged from a research project into community music accessible to young people living with disability. The first people to join, made up an organising committee to decide on what type of music group they wanted to be, what type of music they would play, who could join up, and where we rehearse. Currently the band is made up of 10 members from the disability community and beyond who come together with a shared love of music making and good company. The band play a variety of music including some original songs and covers based on member’s preferences. They meet each week in a community centre in Geelong and invite community members to join in. The band have performed numerous gigs including the Having a Say conference in Geelong in 2017 and 2018, various events at Scope in Geelong.

Yvonne Fein

Yvonne Fein (editor, former lecturer at Jewish Museum of Australia), holds an MA from Monash University and Diploma of Creative Writing from Prahran College. She has two adult novels (April Fool and The Torn Messiah) and one young adult novel published (Rachel Racing Time). April Fool was short-listed for the Ned Kelly Awards in the “Best First Crime Novel” category. Award in Gotham Screenplay Competition (NY) for adaptation of April Fool and semi-finalist in the Rhode Island Film Festival. She has had two full-length theatre dramas performed and has edited Generation and The Melbourne Chronicle—literary journals. She edited award-winning Holocaust memoirs by survivors. Her short stories, essays, articles and reviews have been published in Australia, the US and the UK in over 15 journals, newspapers and anthologies including The Australian, The Age, Australian Short Stories, Meanjin on line, New Under the Sun (Black Inc. 2006), Antipodes, Tishman Review and Flying South (USA) (which have nominated her story, “Weintraub’s Disorder” for the Pushcart Prize), Jewish Renaissance Quarterly (U.K.) Journal of Australian Jewish Historical Society and Southern Cross. Her latest book “Choose Somebody Else — A Collection of Short stories — was published by Wild Dingo Press in April 2018.

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