This is so great to see! Thank you to the ABC’s Disability Affairs reporter Nas Campanella for reporting on the story and heading out to film.

Support for artists is rare. Understanding and value for the arts, in general, is rare and if you are an artist with a disability… well, you fall off the media platform altogether.

So, what’s especially great about Nas Campanella’s story about this artists’ residency is that it relays the important message of creativity as a form of catharsis and management for invisible chronic health issues. And the artists get to explain.

I’ve been very fortunate to have met Eugenie Lee. Her work and advocacy for chronic pain are immense and inspiring. I will be looking forward to seeing what comes of her residency as her work solely focuses on communicating the impact of living with chronic pain. Her projects have been extraordinary in form, execution and in visitor engagement. She places the viewer/visitor in the position of pain!

Artists Living With a Disability Go Bush is a brief story but inspiring.

Art truly is a cathartic experience and you don’t have to be an artist or have any experience to create – just make marks and patterns, colour in, doodle, anything! It’s about the process and it can be very helpful.

Artists Living With a Disability Go Bush

The arts has been hit hard during the pandemic and for creatives with disability it’s added to the usual struggle of getting their work noticed. Five female artists who live with a variety of disabilities have been on a week long residency for a chance to focus on their work and make new friends, after months of isolation. Disability Affairs reporter Nas Campanella has the story.