EXHIBITION | Not My Place….Is it Yours?


Octapod is pleased to present the Not My Place exhibition in conjunction with the Artist Run Initiative Newcastle (ARIN) on Saturday 5 November 2-4pm at The Stage in The Emporium, 185 Hunter St Mall, Newcastle.

This exhibition is the culmination of twelve months of inclusive and accessible professional development and peer support opportunities for a group of emerging artists who work in a variety of mediums.  The artists have worked over the past year with Octapod as an Organisational Mentor, to build professional skills and networks to enable strong individual artistic identity and engagement in the arts and cultural environment.
The group known as ARIN is committed to using the skills, networks and confidence gained during the program, to continue as an entity and to source funding for their ongoing professional development and creative presentation opportunities.

The exhibition is a comment on perceptions and misconceptions of society and of the lived experience of disability, marginalisation and/or isolation which impacts so many of our lives. While some of the artists identify as having a disability, this group, the exhibition and the program is focused on inclusive and accessible arts experiences and opportunities for all.
Opening speeches will start at 2.45pm and will be Auslan interpreted.  The venue is wheelchair accessible. The closest accessible toilet is across the road at the Scott St Bus Stop.

Please note that the opening event will be filmed and documented as part of a state-wide Artist Run Initiative Program funded by devolved funding administered by Accessible Arts on behalf of icare (Insurance & Care NSW).

For further information or access requirements please contact Justine Cogan via access@octapod.org or call Octapod on 4021 1605.

I hope you can join us.
FEATURED ARTISTS: Frazer Berwick, Black Crow Walking, Donna Broadhead, Kate Burton, Alan Charlesworth, Justine Cogan, Nathan Dunne, Mackenzie Feighan, Dom Freestone, Trevor Freestone, Timothy Grant, Jordan Haitsma, Maree Hopkin, Elizabeth Mackenzie, Kell Miller, Jacqueline A Monti, Kerri Shying, Ingrid Stiertzel, Kaz Thorpe, Dane Tobias and Jon Shepherd.

 5-26 NOVEMBER 2016


 ON THE STAGE AT THE EMPORIUM, 185 Hunter St, Newcastle
GALLERY HOURS: Wed 10am-4pm, Thurs/Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm
ACCESS: The venue is wheelchair accessible with a ramp onto the stage gallery space. Reserved accessible parking is available in Perkins directly outside the Perkins St entrance. Accessible toilets are available at the Scott St bus stop across the road. Note that the opening will be Auslan interpreted.
WITH THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS AND PARTNERS: Accessible Arts, icare (Insurance & Care NSW), Ability Links NSW.