(In)visible: Belonging

Mischievous Troll Alert (detail) by Jill Hayman

(In)visible: Belonging

An online exhibition of d/Deaf, Hard of Hearing (HOH) and disabled artists

Curated by Penelope Pollard

3 December 2020 – 31 January 2021

(In)visible: Belonging presents 49 artworks by 26 artists in an online exhibition that considers disability as a multi-layered experience. The exhibition serves to create a sense of shared identity and belonging, and give disability a positive, vibrant and visible presence. Congratulations to all the artists for creating a diverse range of engaging and beautiful artworks which promote dialogue about the presence of disability in our lives and create positive alternatives to the widespread negative perceptions of what it means to live with disability.

Belco Arts want to promote dialogue about the presence of disability in our lives and create positive alternatives to the widespread negative perceptions of what it means to live with disability. Many people in the community have found themselves ‘socially, culturally and politically isolated, ignored, invisible and silent’ (Shout Out Report, 2009).

Artists from throughout Australia who identify as disabled, d/Deaf, HOH, chronically ill, neurodiverse or who have lived experience of mental health issues have considered what disability means to them as individuals and as a community in their works for (In)Visible: Belonging.