OUTward Expressions


FREE for LGBT + allies of all ages: Sue Austin Creating the Spectacle! Immersed in 360

In repurposing her wheelchair to create fantastical art, Sue Austin reshapes how we think about disability.

Multimedia, performance and installation artist Sue Austin keeps a fascinating mission at the centre of her work: to challenge the idea of disabled as “other” and represent her experience as a wheelchair user in a brighter light. She does this by creating quirky, unexpected juxtapositions - bringing a sense of whimsy and empowerment to the discussion of disability.

Austin is the co-founder and artistic director of Freewheeling, an initiative aiming to raise the profile and value of work informed by the experience of disability. In 2012, she was asked to be a part of the Cultural Olympiad in Britain, a celebration of the arts leading up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The work she created for the event, called 'Creating the Spectacle!', is a groundbreaking series of live art and video works of an underwater wheelchair.

Meet 11am by the café.

No need to book but it would be helpful if you could let us know if you are coming. Contact Paddy at  or Jay on 07983 353 584.

You can join the OUTward Expressions Facebook group and keep up-to-date with meetings and activities, here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/outwardexpressions/


When: Sunday 28 October 2018, 11:00am
Where: mac (Midlands Arts Centre), Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH
Contact : Jay on 07983 353 584 or email Paddy at


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