Cultivating spaces for extraordinary artists

Zoe Partington

Zoe wanted to play with familiar sounds to engage audiences in a fun andimaginative way. Sound Canvas has been produced by the artist to allow the audience to interact with the art through sensors and digital technology.

The art work can be triggered by everyone as it is affected by body movement so you don't need to press a button or do any complicated interaction. The idea is to draw people to play sounds that are familiar like laughter into making their own individual experience by using movement.

Zoe's work is about how we view our world and questions, 'What is a canvas?' And 'Who decides it has to be visual?'

DASH commission nominated for top disability award:

Sound Canvas won a prestigious 'Jodi' Award for Innovation! The awards exist to highlight excellence in widening participation for disabled people in museums, galleries, exhibitions, libraries, archives and heritage sites.

The Jodi Awards are given in memory of Jodi Mattes (1973-2001) - a tireless champion of equal access to culture for disabled people. To mark their 10th Anniversary, in 2013 three Public Engagement Awards will be given by The Jodi Mattes Trust in a special celebratory event in November 2013. These new Awards will be for Access Planning and User Involvement, Innovation, and Legacy and Impact.

Shortlisted projects for the Jodi Awards are subject to rigorous user testing by disabled people; with each site-based project to be visited by a specialist assessor and the final decisions made by a panel of judges drawn from across the heritage sector.

For more information about the Jodi Awards 2013 visit