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I-Day on display

A local global performance

Friday 3 December 2021
7 smiling, dark haired young women standing in front of a black background. They are wearing small cream and gold head dresses and pale gold sequinned dresses which sparkle in the light.

Join us in the Gallery to celebrate International Day of People with Disability, with an afternoon of dance and music performed by people of all abilities! Produced by The Stellar Company, ON DISPLAY is a deconstructed art exhibit and commentary on the body as spectacle and society's obsession with body image.

For the first time from Canberra we will join ON DISPLAY GLOBAL – an annual, worldwide initiative that honours the United Nations' International Day of Person with Disabilities, on 3 December, through local, community-led sculpture courts. This event brings Canberra dancers together with representatives from over 30 countries and 4,000 viewers from vastly different time-zones.

Performers: ZEST dancers, On Display dancers, Liz Lea, The Deaf Butterflies Group - DeafACT, Subsdance and Chamaeleon Collective

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Collection display in Gallery Five, 2019
Collection display in Gallery Five, 2019
Collection display in Gallery Five, 2019
Collection display in Gallery Five, 2019

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