Arts & Entertainment

Platform Live – Disabled Artists Streaming

Katia Schwartz. Photo: Jack Ailwood.

Many an artists has moved to online streaming in the current pandemic world. On Saturday a new group of artists with very unique stories take to streaming. These artists are some of Australia’s boldest, funniest, creative, and most provocative artists – oh and they all also have a disability!

Platform Live will play host to these incredible talents. The series has been curated by Canberra-based artists Hanna Cormick and Daniel Savage, who both identify as artists with disability, and is supported by Eastern Riverina Arts in Wagga Wagga.

Across four session, divided into Ideas, Screen, Words and Stage this online festival will feature live performances from dancers, musicians, aerialists and various songs other forms of performance art. Highlights of the festival include readings by Carly Findlay OAM, Andy Jackson and Gayle Kennedy, a panel discussion on online arts in the time of COVID-19 from ‘veteran isolators’, and performances by musician Liz Martin and burlesque performer and deaf artist Katia Schwartz.

With one in five Australians identifying with disability, the Platform space is an accessible experience for people of all ages and abilities who might otherwise find that attending a festival or event is beyond their reach.

Jun 27, 2pm. FREE. Watch at www.platformriverina.com/live