This Week
Sat 8 May 2021 to Sun 16 May 2021
Amplify is a one night showcase accompanied by a weeklong interdisciplinary art exhibition,
highlighting the experience of being Deaf and Disabled in the Victorian music industry.

 

Taking place May 8 to 16 at Collingwood Yards, Amplify is the culmination of Arts Access Victoria's new mentorship program, Music Makers. The program, which ran from January through to April of this year paired ten Deaf or disabled people from the music community with industry peers to explore and develop their practice.

 

On opening night (Saturday, May 8), beneath the trees of Collingwood Yards, mentees of the
program take center stage to share their craft and experience.

 

Musical performances include
the premiere of co-written material by Irene Zhong and mentor Parvyn Singh (Bombay
Royale)
, as well as relaxed performances from Luna Vexa, Carmen Robertson, Chris Wright
and more, all accompanied by the movements of dancers from Playing Field Series.

Woven between the performances will be a panel on disability in the music industry, led by renowned
access advocate, Eliza Hull, as well as a conversation between mentoring pair Brittany Long
and Michelle Grace-Hunder, on navigating access in music photography.

To amplify their voice further, each mentee has been the inspiration for a piece of art set to
inspire the audience to explore new insights and understandings. The multi-media display spans
projection art through to sculpture, with artists such as Cameron Murphy, Celeste Potter,
Brendan Harwood, Tamar Dolev
and more involved. Beyond opening night, members of the
public will be able to explore these works May 9-16, each accompanied by audio descriptions
and text reflecting the unique process of the works creation, and the Deaf or disabled
experience that inspired it.

 

Amplify

Collingwood Yards, 35 Johnson St, Collingwood
Opening night Saturday May 8, 5-9pm
Exhibition, May 9-16, 10-4pm

Join the Facebook event.

 

Accessibility includes AUSLAN interpreting, audio describing (including
live-audio describing of performances), wheelchair access, relaxed performances, on-site
support workers and accommodations for support animals. For more information or individual access requests, please email .

The Music Makers mentorship program is proudly supported by Creative Victoria.