Lottery funding helped create a series of performances and videos by artist Sue Austin featuring the world’s first underwater wheelchair, funding essential equipment and a specialist team to make the artwork and put on the public performances.
These included a live arts event at Fleet Lagoon in which Sue travelled in her adapted chair across the mouth of the waterway, two pool performances at Osprey Leisure Centre, Portland, with a poolside and underwater audience, talks with local community groups and schools and filmed performances, which included an immersive 360 degree experience. The videos were shown nationally and online, with the artwork reaching over 10 million people in 2012. Over 300 local volunteers gained new skills and transformed their ideas about disability, while also enhancing community spirit.
- LIVESTREAM! Today and tomorrow watch Susan Austin perform in the underwater wheelchair live at Adelaide Film Fest..… t.co/LOzihtFo9g
- It is an honour to see this post on the Balich World Shows facebook page. It has been wonderful working with Anghe… t.co/eGzjhn60zD
- For those of you who have heard me mention it over the years, I am sharing a link to Simon Reece’s novel, The Rose… t.co/44BKLG0no7
- Many thanks to @weareunltd and @ace_national for commissioning the first part of the ongoing durational artwork, ‘… t.co/LB29QgO1kj
- It has been a tremendous privilege to see ‘Creating the Spectacle!’ - Part 1 - Finding Freedom being projected on t… t.co/IyR5Gx8yEz