In partnership with Sydney Olympic Park Authority, Accessible Arts has announced Sharon Degeling as the artist selected for the four-week residency extended to NSW and ACT artists with disability or who are d/Deaf.
Sharon is a practicing artist from the Central West. With a background in education, she currently runs The Art and Craft Room from her studio in rural NSW, delivering workshops in both art and craft practice. Sharon’s own practice includes free motion sewing, as well as the incorporation of printing techniques and dyeing fabrics. Sharon’s work explores the hidden aspects of our lives, the fragments we reveal and the pretending when living with an invisible illness. Having recently completed a Certificate 4 in Mental Health, Sharon is committed to the incorporation of art and health within her community.
“We’re absolutely delighted to continue our commitment to access and inclusion in all that we do at Sydney Olympic Park,” said Susan Skuodas, Director, Place Management, Sydney Olympic Park Authority. “Working with our partners at Accessible Arts NSW, we are happy to provide real opportunities for artists with a disability to develop their practice in the context of our existing Artists at the Armory program.”