Sue Jo Wright
Guest Artist + Auslan Consultant
Sue Jo Wright is a Sydney-based artist working primarily with photography, video, and textiles which explore her identity as a Deaf person.
Sue grew up being torn between the ‘hearing world’ and the ‘deaf world,’ speaking orally in the beginning of her life and not using sign language until the age of 10. As Sue felt that sign language saved and enriched her life, she is inspired to create artwork in an attempt to break the barriers between the two ‘worlds’ and offer the wider community a glimpse into the identity of the Deaf community.
Since 2019, Sue works as a community arts advocate with a vision to reduce the barriers experienced by deaf and hard of hearing people from accessing artworks and performances.
This is achieved by consulting artists on how they can make their artwork and performances more accessible to deaf and hard of hearing audiences. Sue has a vision that can be simply put as ‘accessibility for all,’ a simple phrase that is a huge hurdle in the society we live in. She continuously raises awareness of these ever-present hurdles in society through her art.
website: Sue Jo Wright