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A Consideration of All Bodies: Access and Inclusion, Supporting Disability in the Arts panel discussion

29 Mar 2021 (Past)

Online - Zoom

The LAB Gallery and Arts & Disability Ireland are delighted to present Access and Inclusion, Supporting Disability in the Arts.

Our panellists will be Pádraig Naughton, Executive Director of Arts & Disability Ireland, Sheena Barrett, Dublin City Council Assistant Arts Officer and Curator at The LAB Gallery, and Róisín Power Hackett, the inaugural ARC LAB Curatorial Scholar.

29th March 5-6pm
This event is free, but please book at Eventbrite here.
Speech-to-text and ISL will be provided at this event.

This discussion takes place as part of A Consideration of All Bodies, an exhibition Róisín curated for her ARC LAB Curatorial Scholarship. She will introduce her research of access and inclusion in the arts for people with disabilities. She will present the ways visual arts organisations can offer access to disabled audiences and artists and how these organisations can develop access and inclusion policies. Pádraig will introduce Arts & Disability Ireland and the supports it can offer to organisations to become more inclusive. Finally, Sheena Barrett will discuss disability access and inclusion in relation to The LAB Gallery’s programming. After the three panellists have presented there will be a Questions and Answers session where participants are encouraged to find out more.

This panel discussion will be an opportunity for visual arts organisations and interested individuals to find out more about how they can support disabled audiences and artists.

A Consideration of All Bodies curated by Róisín Power Hackett, is a group exhibition of work by Declan Byrne, Philip Kenny, Paul Moore, Hugh O’Donnell and Áine O’Hara. All the artists and the curator have disabilities. The exhibition is installed in The LAB Gallery Dublin and available to view from the street. It also has an online programme of events and discussions. Click here to find out more.

This event will take place on Zoom. To attend this event, you must download Zoom. We will send you a link shortly before the event takes place. Once you have downloaded Zoom, you should be able to click on the link and access the event. If you have difficulty in accessing the event, please contact Róisín at roisinhackett24@gmail.com

This exhibition is supported by Dublin City Council, ARC at IADT, Arts & Disability Ireland and the Arts Council. The artists featuring in this exhibition have also been supported to make their work by A4 Sounds ‘We only want the earth’ programme and Flax Art Studios.


#visual art
A Consideration of All Bodies
Artists with disabilities
Audiences with disabilities
Pádraig Naughton
Róisín Power Hackett
Sheena Barrett