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The Collective

In 2024 AAV turns 50! We are presenting an exhibition from our past and present, to honour and celebrate this legacy.

A selection of Arts Access 1980s archive materials displayed on a table in a black and white photograph.

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.

The exhibition includes artworks by Deaf and Disabled artists working today that respond to the archives.

Discover works that are bold, uncompromising, authentic, and proud.

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

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

Opening night celebration Friday 5 July, 4 pm – 7 pm.

We will update with more details on The Collective in the coming weeks.


  • Wheelchair Access Wheelchair Access
  • Accessible Toilet Accessible Toilet
  • Auslan Auslan
  • Audio Description Audio Description
  • Quiet Space Quiet Space
  • Registered Assistance & Companion Animals welcome Registered Assistance & Companion Animals welcome
  • Assistance & Companion Animals facilities Assistance & Companion Animals facilities