Hands on the art please

Artist and designer Lucy Simpson offers an experience of Country for gallery-goers living with disability, in a new sensorial installation.
Lucy Simpson. Image is a young woman sitting cross legged in between two screens filled with foliage. There is a possum cloak over her legs.

To coincide with the International Day of People with Disability (Sunday 3 December), the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Australia has unveiled a new installation by Yuwaalaraay wirringgaa artist and designer, Lucy Simpson.

Titled Holding Ground, Simpson’s immersive artwork is the tenth iteration of the ongoing Jackson Bella Room Commission series, and it invites gallery-goers to have a sensorial experience of Country.

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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