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Colin Hambrook established Disability Arts Online in 2004. Since then he has been editing and maintaining the journal and its social media outlets. In his blog he comments on aspects of stuff going in within Disability Arts and the specific arts programmes Dao is engaged with.. as well being known to vent the occasional rant.


28 February 2009


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Momentum has been a difficult occasion for everyone involved. Philip Patston described his experience of it as being like driving a ten ton truck and suddenly hitting black ice and careering out of control. I can’t imagine myself in his position, trying to keep faith and to keep face in the shock of having caused those people who had booked their flights in advance, to lose so much money. Many individuals lost their Arts Council funding to make the trip. We had a difficult welcome in...

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Auckland here I am ... just about

24 February 2009


I am writing from Auckland, New Zealand. I'm lucky enough to have been invited out here for a shortened version of Momentum09 - set up and run by Philip Patston of diversityworks. It's been great meeting some of the disabled artists in the disability arts movement here and finding out about how the movement is working out here. The pace of life is so much slower and more relaxed, it seems ... I've met up with Pauline Alexander from the UK and we had a wonderful meeting with Tim Turner yesterday...

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