A few new images Andrew has captured over the last few months are featured at the bottom of the posting.
Andrew was invited to be part of the Culture Victoria Sensory Experience, a series of short films on blind and deaf artists.
The mainstream understanding of deaf and blind people has shifted over time. When once it was thought that blind people should be taken care of and sheltered, or deaf people taught to hear and speak, a deeper awareness of distinct culture and experience has emerged.
Sensory Experience explores the world through the eyes and ears of the deaf and blind communities in Victoria and seeks to demystify some of the stereotypes and preconceptions that survive to this day. The four films that make up part of this story highlight Victoria’s Deaf and blind communities within an historical framework, fostering new insights and provoking thought about the way we understand these communities today. Each film is an open invitation to share the experience of the world from another perspective.
Hidden From Sight
The blind community in Victoria is an independent, progressive and highly motivated group of individuals that spans all ages. Organisations such as Vision Australia seek to empower individuals who are blind or have low vision to participate in life within the mainstream world in any way they choose.
Incredible advances in technology have meant that there has never been more information freely available to everyone, however people who are blind or have low vision can only access around five percent of everything that is published. We have the technology, what is holding us back?
Hidden From Sight explores Accessibility, Technology and Advocacy through the experiences of three individuals who are blind or have low vision.
In recognition of Malala Yousafzai
Andrew is proud to take part in a new International exhibition on behalf of the Mirca Art Group to be held in Sweden in August.
Show date: 29 Aug 2015 – 24 Oct 2015.
Location: Ostra Gymnasiet, Skogas, Sweden.
City laneway, Melbourne
Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne