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Expressive Design for Disability

Main Gallery
11 May - 13 July 2019

artisan’s Agency by Design exhibition explores how design for disability does not follow a one size fits all model and is not only about functionality. New design is now being tailored to physical and expressive individual needs.  Many of the designs profiled in Agency by Design allow the wearer to project a powerful image of how they want to be seen, whether that be glamorous, elegant, strong or simply just wanting to reveal their own life passions.  Other designs enhance socialisation or provide individualised assisted technology solutions. The exhibition includes jewellery, apparel, ocular prosthetics, furniture and technology and includes the work of designers Leah Heiss and Carol Taylor, and organizations Bravery Co, Technology for Aging and Disability Queensland and Artificial Eyes Australia.


Artificial Eyes

Bravery Co.

Technology for Ageing and Disability Queensland

Vivien Bedwell

Leah Heiss with Keely Macarow, Paul Beckett, Glenn Matthews, Matiu Bush and Blamey Saunders hears.

Carol Taylor

Janice Rieger & Megan Strickfaden


Education tours

Secondary school groups are welcome to visit for a free tour of the Agency by Design exhibition and/or to take part in a design thinking workshop. In partnership with QUT Art Museum's Making Visible program, groups may also choose to book for a tour and/or interactive workshop at their concurrent exhibition Vis-ability.

Advance bookings essential.

For full details and to book visit 



Image: Courtesy of Artificial Eyes, Brisbane, Australia


This exhibition has been developed and curated by artisan


We’re BAD | This event is part of BRISBANE ART DESIGN (BAD) 2019, an initiative of Museum of Brisbane.