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As well as being the director of DAO, Trish is also the project manager and co-producer for Freewheeling, the organisation producing Sue Austin's Unlimited commission 'Creating the Spectacle!' Here she blogs about her experiences of this ambitious, underwater wheelchair project.

Trish sits back and reflects on the preparations for ‘Creating the Spectacle!’ at the Chesil Bank and Fleet Nature Reserve, Dorset.

12 October 2011


Film still from documentation of test dive at Fleet Lagoon.

We turned into the Fathom and Blues car park at lunchtime to a moody sky and brisk North-Westerly wind. Today was another day in this weird and wonderful life I am living as part of the creative team for Sue Austin’s Unlimited commission ‘Creating the Spectacle!’. As autumn sets in and the days become ever shorter I was a reluctant support diver. In fact, when it came to dive time in the late afternoon I felt the need to be a dry, warm, out of the water surface support person...

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Light Relief - Trish takes a few minutes break from funding applications to give an update on this month at DAO.

6 October 2011


Image of group of bronze figures stood holding hands

So far I’m managing one blog per month in a very hectic schedule. Report card so far then? Ok, but could do better! With the Autumn brings pressures on fundraising. As most of the readers I’m sure are aware, the pressures of funding in the arts and especially Disability Arts are very high and DAO, like any other organisation needs those funds to survive. So, over the coming weeks, I’ll have my head down writing as many funding applications as I can to ensure that we can...

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