Agency by Design: Expressive Design for Disability, explores how design for disability does not follow a one size fits all model and is not just about functionality.
The exhibition showcases over 50 objects – from artists across Australia and overseas, including jewellery, clothing and various technology designs to enhance socialization, provide access to assisted technology solutions or improve self-image.
The works speak to the needs of people living with a disability to take on an expressive life, beyond notions of basic living, beyond functionality – by looking at design tailored to physical and expressive individual needs.
The exhibition looks at how good design can engender agency in someone living with disability and includes work from designers who live with a disability, or organisations that work closely with the disability community.
The exhibiting artists include: Technology for Ageing and Disability ACT, Vivien Bedwell, Leah Heiss, Fanke Peng, Carol Taylor, Janice Rieger & Megan Strickfaden (Canada) with InFocus photography works from nine visually impaired photographers, Artificial Eyes and Bravery Co.
What: Agency By Design: Expressive Design for Disability
When: 26 September 2020, until 14 November 2020, 10:00 am
Where: Gallery 2, Tuggeranong Arts Centre, 137 Reed Street, Greenway ACT