Human First? pairs video interviews with digital portraits to tell the stories of ten Disabled artists.
Güler Altunbas, Human First, digital portrait, 2021.
Human First? is a new exhibition at The Dax Centre by artist Güler Altunbas.
Human First? is disability-led story-telling, through the medium of digital art.
This exhibition examines the artistic experience of people who identify as D/deaf & disabled, chronically ill, neurodiverse or who have lived experience of mental health issues. The artist aims to bring together a diverse cross-section of other art-makers to demonstrate the richness in cultures within the disability community.
“I have been creating artworks for more than 10 years, my practice covering a wide range of disciplines including sculpture, digital artwork, the written word, painting and broadcasting. I have worked with and beside a huge number of disabled artists over that time, most of whom are still invisible to the wider art community. Human First? will showcase a cross section of these artists, showing the diverse ways in which disabled artists practice and interact within the arts in Melbourne.” – Güler Altunbas