Ceilidh Dalton - Finalist for the 2019 Chief Minister's Inclusion Awards
Ceilidh Dalton is a finalist for the Excellence in Innovation, Design and Access award at the 2019 Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards!
Ceilidh Dalton is a jewellery maker and metal artist. Her art work is about environmental engagement in the local biodiversity and is inspired by our natural surroundings. Ceilidh has a lived experience of a disability that excludes her from most art exhibitions and performances in the ACT. Campaigning for accessibility for herself has made Ceilidh more aware of others’ inclusion and access needs.
She is passionate about making the arts in Canberra more accessible. Ceilidh's first solo exhibition - Interlinked - in mid-2019, was a demonstration of what integrated accessibility looks like in practice. Throughout her exhibition Ceilidh paid particular attention to accommodating access needs. Every piece of art was touchable, her artist events were Auslan interpreted and she created audio descriptions on her artworks and the venue that were available on request. She arranged for the space to be wheelchair accessible and had her catalogue and price list translated into braille.