Access Panel of Brand X Amy Claire Mills (she/her) Amy is a Sydney-based emerging artist living and working on unceded Gadigal and Wangal land. Her art practice explores identity and self-preservation through immersive textile installations and performance, by which becomes both the artist and subject. Amy's practice critiques and examines the politics surrounding the disabled body. Using distinctive, colourful and bold mediums her work encourages the observer to challenge their own paradigms and internalised preconceived bias, with the intention of deconstructing ableism. With a broad range of skills, Amy has worked with community and art organisations, local councils and fellow artists to curate accessible and representative exhibitions and community events. Dan Graham (he/him) Dan is a theatre director and disability rights and LGBTQ+ activist. His directing credits include Sam I Am, an autobiographical solo show co-created with deaf actor/performer Sam Martin, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and Hilary Bell’s Wolf Lullaby. He is on the Board of Arts Access Australia and Co-Chair of Artists With A Disability Committee for the Media and Entertainment Alliance (MEAA). His particular passion is access to employment opportunities for artists with a disability. Gayle Kennedy (she/her) Gayle Kennedy is a proud member of the Wongaibon Clan of the Ngiayampaa speaking nation of South West NSW. She is an award-winning writer and has published work in newspapers, magazines, literature journals, and for radio. She was the Indigenous issues writer and researcher for Streetwize comics from 1995-1998. Her book of poetry, Koori Girl Goes Shoppin’, was shortlisted for the David Unaipon Award in 2005 and her prose work, Me, Antman & Fleabag was the winning entry in 2006. She wrote eleven books for the Yarning Strong series, which won the 2011 Australian Publishers Association award for Excellence in Educational publishing. Gayle is a disability advocate and has spoken widely in Australia and overseas on disability and the arts. Eugenie Lee (she/her) Eugenie Lee is a Sydney-based, Korean-Australian interdisciplinary artist with a conceptual focus on the lived experiences with persistent pain. Experimentation and collaboration with pain scientists and researchers, who investigate ways in which technologies can assist in pain research, have become an important conceptual underpinning for her interdisciplinary art practice which includes participatory performances using technologies, installations, sculptures and paintings. Dean Nash (he/him) Dean is an Actor, Singer-Songwriter and Screenwriter working on Gadigal Land (Sydney) Dean has studied a bachelor of music at WSU, Musical theatre at NIDA Open, has studied with acting coaches such as Anthony Meindl, Mitchell Butel and Nicholas Brown, and has worked extensively in the mediums of film, TV, theatre and cabaret. Over the last couple of years due to the pandemic Dean has focused mostly on writing endeavours, and currently has a feature film in early development with Screen Australia. In 2021 Dean co wrote a Musical called The breaths in Between with Melbourne theatre company 11 O'Clock Theatre. A concept musical about love, connection, and identity in diverse, under-represented and intersectional Australians, and released a debut EP In the Autumn available on all streaming services. Most recently Dean was one of 16 artists across NSW picked to be a part of the AFTRS Talent Camp for emerging writers. Danni Wright (she/her) Danni identifies as a deaf queer vegan woman of Anglosaxon Australian descent, who is passionate and actively involved in her communities, particularly the deaf community. She works within the film, television and theatre industry as a director, actor and language, cultural and accessibility consultant across diverse projects. She has studied internationally, enriching her skills as a versatile theatre practitioner and performer. Danni is passionate about creativity and accessibility being entwined from the work’s inception rather than as an add-on or afterthought. Incorporating accessibility as part of performances normalises the experience for everyone.