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Fridays at the Collective

Every Friday afternoon we will host discussions and events focusing on the past, present, and future of AAV and arts and disability.

Fridays at the Collective in glitter

Celebrating 50 years of Arts Access Victoria (AAV)

For 50 years, AAV has championed disability justice and the human rights of Deaf and Disabled people through art.

The Collective digs deep into the AAV archive, highlighting projects across the decades. Witness the huge social shift from incarceration to liberation, across 50 years of practice. Discover works that are bold, uncompromising, authentic, and proud.

The exhibition includes artworks by Deaf and Disabled artists working today that respond to the archives. You can check out some of our archives right now!

Join us throughout July for a journey through our past and present.

Fridays at The Collective

Access: All events will be Auslan interpreted. The Stables are an accessible venue with accessible bathrooms. There is a quiet room. Assistance animals welcome.

The Past – Reflections on the history of Arts Access Victoria

Panel discussion featuring past AAV Leaders Judy Morton, Veronica Pardo, Caroline Bowditch and more. Join us for an afternoon of discussion of AAV’s history and arts and disability across the past five decades.

This event is Auslan interpreted and will be livestreamed with live captioning.

The Present

The Gathering at The Collective! AAV’s monthly artist catch-up meets in person and online at the gallery. Join us along with artists across AAV’s studios and mentorships as they discuss their creative responses to AAV artistic projects from each decade.

This event will be Auslan interpreted and hybrid over zoom.

The Future

Panel discussion and invitation to dream and scheme for the future of disability arts. Join us with a panel of young Deaf and Disabled creatives from AAV’s Youth Advisory Committee.  After the panel you can plot and scheme for the future. There will be guided discussions so you can connect with other creatives. Share what you want to make and what you want the future to be.

Panel members include Raquel Fasano, Ash Hem, Natalie Williams with Sam Martin moderating.

This event will be Auslan interpreted and livestreamed.


  • Wheelchair Access Wheelchair Access
  • Accessible Toilet Accessible Toilet
  • Auslan Auslan
  • Closed Captioning (view on a device) Closed Captioning (view on a device)
  • Quiet Space Quiet Space
  • Access Support Workers (Yes) Access Support Workers (Yes)
  • Registered Assistance & Companion Animals welcome Registered Assistance & Companion Animals welcome