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Celebrating Deaf and Disabled Music Makers

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Amplify is a one-night showcase accompanied by a week-long art exhibition, highlighting the experience of being Deaf and Disabled in the Victorian music industry.

On opening night (Saturday 8 May), mentees from Arts Access Victoria’s new mentorship program, Music Makers, will present a series of short performances and panel discussions, surrounded by artworks inspired by them and their experience. The result is a multi-media night of sound, sculpture, projections and more.

The running order for opening night is as follows:

5.00: Gallery open for viewing

6.00: Welcome to Country

6.15: AAV welcome

6.20: Musical performance: Eliza Hull

6.30: Panel: Disability in the music industry

7.10: Break

7.30: Music Makers – short performances by Irene Zhong, Alan Bartlett, Chris Wright, Carmen Robertson & Luna Vexa accompanied by dancers from Playing Field Series

8.30: Breaking the Barrier: conversation with Brittany Long & Michelle Grace-Hunder on access in music photography

The exhibition will be open 9 -16 May in the Basement of Collingwood Yards, between 10-4 pm each day. Artists include Tamar Dolev, Brendan Harwood, Gonketa, Celeste Potter, Raina Peterson and more.

Don’t forget to RSVP your free ticket to opening night!

The access for this event are as follows: wheelchair accessible, accessible toilets, Auslan, audio descriptions, relaxed event, support animals welcome, on-site support workers.

For more information or individual access requests, please email

This event is proudly supported by Creative Victoria, with sponsorship from Gospel Whiskey and Stomping Ground.

Arts Access Victoria acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land on which this event takes place.


  • Wheelchair Access Wheelchair Access
  • Accessible Toilet Accessible Toilet
  • Auslan Auslan
  • Audio Description Audio Description
  • Relaxed Event (Adapted to be accessible for autistic and other audiences) Relaxed Event (Adapted to be accessible for autistic and other audiences)
  • Access Support Workers (Yes) Access Support Workers (Yes)
  • Access Support Workers (Available on request) Access Support Workers (Available on request)
  • Registered Assistance & Companion Animals welcome Registered Assistance & Companion Animals welcome
  • Assistance & Companion Animals facilities Assistance & Companion Animals facilities