Creative Control presents a digital showcase of work by artists, writers and creatives with disability, inspired by the International Day for People with Disability 2020 theme, seeing the ability in disability.

Creative Control features a series of events and experiences including a virtual exhibition, panel discussion, workshops and film showcase across seven days from 3-10 December 2020.

View the full program below.

Creative Control virtual exhibition

3-10 December 2020

Experience a unique and diverse showcase of art in the comfort of your home with the Creative Control virtual exhibition.

View the virtual exhibition

Seven Days of Writing

3-10 December 2020

Experience the work of seven talented and diverse Australian writers commissioned across seven days with Writers Victoria.

Read the works

Creative and In Control Panel

Tuesday, 8 December 2020 6.30pm – 7.30pm  

Join Writers Victoria as they present a Zoom panel featuring insights and readings from four engaging Australian poets.

Lyndel Caffrey will be talking to Ruby Hillsmith, Andy Jackson, First Nations poet Makayla-May Brinckley and Gemma Mahadeo​ about the different ways they use poetry to explore and make sense of their lives and the world around them.

Join us for this unique opportunity to celebrate and engage with these exciting poetic voices.

This is a free event, but bookings are required.

Tickets are still available: register now.

Paper and Tape Escape Workshop

Saturday, 5 December 2020 11.00am (booked out)

Paper and Tape Escape offers children a fun-filled creative session where they will learn to make their own paper adventures with Polyglot Theatre.

Polyglot artists will take participants through rip, scrunch, and fold techniques to make creatures and costumes, transforming themselves and their home. They will explore simple materials to develop new environments for their paper creations.

This playful workshop is for children with disability aged 6-12 years, and the introduction includes a warm-up drawing exercise that the whole family can enjoy.

Telling Your Story: Writing Creative Non-Fiction with Fiona Murphy

Sunday, 6 December 2020 12.00pm – 2.00pm (booked out)

In celebration of International Day of People with Disability, Writers Victoria is bringing you the chance to explore memoir, life writing and personal essays with award winning writer and Publishability fellow, Fiona Murphy.

Master the art of telling your story, your way, with practical insights, skill development and writing activities, whether you’re emerging, emerged or somewhere in between.

This inclusive workshop is suitable for beginning and more experienced writers. ​

People, Bodies and Film – Back to Back Theatre

3-10 December 2020, online

People, Bodies and Film is a small collection of works by Back to Back Theatre, created in collaboration with spectacular artists with disability. 

Watch the film