Call for submissions by indigenous artists with disability

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02 Feb 2015, 5:38 pm

Forwarding a call for submissions by indigenous artists with disability for an exhibition at United Nations headquarters in New York:

With your assistance, we would like to invite FirstNation/Aboriginal/Indigenous artists with disability from across the world to submit an Expression of Interest in an exhibition which is proposed to be displayed at the United Nations in New York from December 2015. The works of First Nation/Aboriginal/Indigenous artists with disability will appear alongside and compliment the exhibition 'Unfinished Business'. I have attached a letter of support from Philippa King, the Deputy Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations.

Here is a link to the submission form which appears on the website for the 'Unfinished Business' project.

You are welcome to forward this link to those within your international networks who are in contact with, or those who are FirstNation/Aboriginal/Indigenous artists with disability, to enable them to have the opportunity to participate in this proposal.

We would like to receive all applications by 28 February 2015

Each of the 'Unfinished Business' project participant's stories are complex and intertwined with Australia’s political and social history, which has resulted in today’s unacceptably high rates of disability in Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities. The Unfinished Business exhibition was launched in September 2013 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva by Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, then Director General of the United Nations Office in Geneva, and Peter Woolcott, Australia’s Ambassador to the United Nations. The work was displayed to coincide with the 24th Session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), a body within the Office of the High Comissioner for Human Rights. The project was supported by the First Peoples Disability Network and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, through the Australian Mission in Geneva. In December 2013 the exhibition was displayed at the World Health Organisation Headquarters in Geneva. Unfinished Business was a part of Australia’s official contribution to the United Nations 2014 World Conference on Indigenous Persons. This was supported by the Australian Government through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Program, an initiative of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Please do hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions, I hope to are able to support this initiative.

Kind regards,

Belinda Mason