Dec 082017

Part of my work for the Mixed Reality project was to get all of the artists together at the Underground Studio at the State Theatre Centre of WA to work on their presentations to get ready for showing their work on the big screen to family and friends and the DADAA team.






To be working with the artists has been amazing. I get to help them on goal setting maps and to put it in their presentations. I am so proud of them all doing amazing work of making their work with more support.


Dec 082017

I was the DADAA MC for work training on Thursday November 30 at the State Theatre Centre of WA.

All day.

I got to talk about what’s going to happen on the agenda and I showed them my goal setting map with stepping stones as an example to teach them my way that I did goal setting with the other artists in the Australia Council SYNC leadership.

I explained to the DADAA team how to do a goal setting map so they can do it for themselves and to help other artists that need help with their careers.

And I asked DADAA team members to share their goal setting maps with us.

Putting their big dream in the middle of the paper and stepping-stones all around it.

I also asked some DADAA team members to come on stage to talk about what they do for DADAA.


Nov 072017






Sarah Pollard and Cameron Dermer worked with Charlie Paganin (NEXUS grant recipient 2016 and 2017/i make movies participant) to present at Autism West’s THE BIG PICTURE Conference. 

Presenting their individual DADAA pathways to an audience of over 40 people, each artist shared their visual and digital work.

Feedback was extremely positive and the artists are looking for other opportunities to tell their stories.


Nov 072017

Now we are at the end of writing of the script! It has been a great experience for me to work with amazing scriptwriter Finn O’Branagain. We have been working hard writing and editing the script since July.

Finn is on the left of the picture and Julia on the right. They are on opposite sides of a thin table looking at a computer screen. There are art objects around them and white walls

I am the star of the whole play and acting on stage as Claire Stewart as well. This is making my dreams happen. It’s about the Down syndrome community and Home And Away, and there will be a party with dancing at the end. I have other performers with Down syndrome on stage with me.

I have learned so much researching the history of Down syndrome. It is so interesting finding out about how sad it was for people who were put in institutions, how people with disabilities including Down syndrome were treated, and howthey used to live together in one place – the Fremantle Lunatic Asylum.

I want this play to help people to learn more about Down syndrome’s history, and not to be scared of having babies with Down syndrome, and giving people who have Down sydnrome a great life.

I want all doctors to please give new parents who’ve had the test for their babies with Down syndrome to give them the right information to keep their babies.

Now we are going into the development and putting it on stage for the first time – reading the script and trying it out.

I am very exited to be in The Blue Room for the development. Thank you to the people at The Blue Room for supporting and funding of play, and letting me use the space for workshopping for development.

I have done a play at The Blue Room before – many years ago, for WAAPA. I am looking forward to being there again working on my play next week.

It’s been great working so far in the new building of DADAA WA, The Old Boy’s School in Fremantle. It’s very big and beautiful, with a lot of space for people to work.

Thank you to everyone for your support for this play and working with me to make my dreams happen.

Thank you to the Australia Council, The Black Swan Theatre Company, DADAA, Perth Festival, and Finn O’Branagain, and thank you for setting up for me to meet the cast of Home And Away! It was so exciting.

I’m looking forward to developing the next part of the show.


Nov 072017

On Friday October 20, Sarah Pollard and Liam Hubbard took part in Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery’s THE BIG DRAW.

Sarah prepared her kangaroos for the experience with the works below…


More about THE BIG DRAW to come…


Nov 072017

Sarah Pollard collaborated with Laura Boynes and Lincoln MacKinnon on November 3 to create a digital work.

Pictured in projection of a painting of her family farm with overlaid projection of kangaroos on acetate, Sarah looks forward to showing her work in progress on November 29 at the State Theatre Centre of WA.


Nov 072017

On Thursday November 2 Patrick Carter finally made it to St John of God Hospital in Midland after five times of trying!

Working with Laura Boynes, Lincoln MacKinnon and Deborah May, Pat performed in projections of his works, KUNG FU and HIDING BUSH in the hospital’s Clinical Simulation Room.


Sep 192017

Liam and Steph getting married in 2002.                 Liam and Steph Have twin kids


David and Lisa was born in 2009.                      Steph and Liam was walking into a bath

This is Two Steph’s Sisters Kimberly and Rob and One Liam’s Sister Layla.  This is Liam’s Friends Rachel and Zoe and Liam’s Baby Sister called Emma.


This is Liam’s Brother Joe and Steve and Liam Friend Tony. This is Liam’s Grandparents


This is Robert,Steph’s Dad,Dave,Bruce,Mike,Liam’s Dad,Johnny,Jeff,George and Brain.