The burden of responsibility as an activist

Nothing comes easy, especially with disabilities art. Three international leaders talk about the burdens and wins of activism, visibility, failure and collaboration as pathways to greater inclusion.
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Protest is the right of all artists. Photo by Oladimeji Odunsi on Unsplash

It is unclear just how many artists with disabilities identify themselves as activists in Australia, but many would argue that the very act of going about their daily lives and making work as professional artists living with disability, is a statement of defiance and advocacy.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina