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6 July 2015

Exhibition Dates announced for '360 Degrees: A New Angle on Access': Plymouth 15th -17th July 2015.

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Internationally acclaimed artist Sue Austin brings “Immersed in 360” Exhibition, Talks and Workshops to Plymouth: 15 - 17 April July 2015...

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23 March 2015

Exhibition Dates announced for '360 Degrees: A New Angle on Access'

Dark space with tropical underwater environment projected onto strips of paper suspended in a pentagonal shape.
The Exhibitions will be at The Plough Torrington 28 - 30 April & Salisbury Arts Centre 5 - 7th May. Come along to experience the latest 360 technology for yourself and help shape the future of...

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13 March 2015

The Digital R&D fund for the Arts & Sues ambitions to fly are examined in an article on the a-n website

Screenshot of a-n article
Sue has been featured in a recent a-n article about her journey from the underwater wheelchair, her mission to create and fly a flying wheelchair, and the digital R&D Fund For the Arts project...

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2 March 2015

Sue Austin to talk at SEND: 4th March in Barnstable, North Devon.

Making Our Own Story :SEND Network Meeting March 4th 2015 from 7.30 to 10.00pm at Portmore Golf Park, near Barnstaple, North Devon. Sue will be talking to Social Enterprise North Devon. There will be...

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3 December 2014

Sue gives a talk at the opening of her Exhibition at the European Parliament for International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Sue sits in front of her artwork, shaking hands with EU Vice President Dimitrios Papadimoulis.
Sue was invited by the Equality and Diversity Unit to exhibit her work and give a talk at the European Parliament in Brussels to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3rd...

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11 November 2014

The Freewheeling Team return to Camel Diving to film experimental 360 degree footage

Sue and the Freewheeling Team were excited to return to Camel Diving, Sharm-el-Sheik in Egypt. Having collaborated with Camel before we were happy to hook up again with Camel Dive specialists and...

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16 October 2014

Sue is featured on the front cover of Finnish Magazine 'Tukilinja'

Sue has been featured on the front cover of Finnish Disability Magazine 'Tukilinja'. Journalist Ritta Skytt wrote the article - the first to be published in Finnish, and says that it has...

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16 October 2014

Funding success for 360 Degrees - A New Angle on Access

A partnership led by Freewheeling has been awarded £125,000 to make immersive art experiences accessible for all. The pioneering partnership has been awarded funding to make the arts available...

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14 September 2014

First International Performance of the Underwater Wheelchair at German Festival

Sue hangs mid blue water, upside down in the underwater wheelchair wearing a summer dress with her hair trailing in the water
Sue and the Freewheeling Team where priviledged to be invited to Mainz in Germany for the first International Performance of the underwater wheelchair. This was part of the Grenzenlos Kultur...

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1 September 2014

Sue is commissioned by The Space and Unlimited to create new artworks

Screenshot of The Space website featuring a picture of Sue in the underwater wheelchair, flying over coral; Flyig a parakit and a view of the French mountains where she learned to fly
Sue has received a commision from 'The Space' and 'Unlimited' to produce a new series of artworks documenting her journey to create a new Flying Wheelchair. The first of the films is...

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9 December 2013

Sue speaks at Monterey Bay Aquarium

Sue is pictured in front of one of the large aquarium tanks with 5 members of the aquarium team including wheelchair user Marv and his assistance dog.
Sue's trip to the United States was funded by the Arts Council International Artist Development Fund and Plymouth University. She was priviledged to be invited to speak at Monterey Bay Aquarium...

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9 December 2013

Trish Wheatley's Blog of NASA visit.

Sue and Trish are pictured with the Science Applications International Corporation team at NASA. They are in front of a large image of the moon
Trish has been blogging about her recent trip to NASA & America with Sue Austin. Whilst at NASA they met memebers of the Science Applications International Corporation Team. Trish, who is a...

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7 December 2013

Sue is invited to talk at Stanford University, California

Sue, right is pictured with Graham Creasey centre and Nick La Vecchia at the Stanford Spinal injuries unit in Palo Alto. Sue's video of the underwater wheelchair is playing on a large screen in the background
During Sue's trip to TEDMED earlier in 2013, she had the opportunity to meet with Graham Creasey who is Professor of Spinal Cord Medicine at Stanford University. As part of her Californian...

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6 December 2013

'Sue in the Blue' image shown at Boston Society of Architects Space Gallery

Sue hangs mid blue water, upside down in the underwater wheelchair wearing a summer dress with her hair trailing in the water
'Sue in the Blue' image is featured in an exhibition hosted by the Boston Society of Architects Space Gallery. RIGHTS OF WAY: Mobility and the City is an educational exhibition, focusing...

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6 December 2013

Sue attends the Berkeley Screening of Fixed:The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement and speaks on the panel

Sue along with the other 8 members of the Fixed panel
Sue & Trishs' trip to America, as part of the Arts Council International Artists Development Fund, moves to California as they are invited to attend the Screening of Fixed at Berkeley...

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4 December 2013

Sue speaks at NASA, as featured by the Houston Chronicle

Artist Sue Austin poses with Astronaut Doug Wheelock poolside at the Neutral Buoyancy Lab at NASA
Sue & Trish travelled to the Johnson Space Centre in Houston, Texas. Sue was invited to speak to NASA Employees and Contractors as part of the Technical Innovation Speaker series. Their trip was...

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29 November 2013

Press Release from Plymouth University November 2013

Spectacular underwater performance earns wheelchair artist an invitation to NASA Friday 29 November 2013 A pioneering performance premiered during the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad is going galactic...

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23 November 2013

Sue speaks at the No Barriers Ball in Bath, organised by 3D Diving services

Sue pictured on the left talking to organiser Alexandra Slade on the right
Sue was delighted to attend the 3D Diving Services 'No Barriers' Fundraising Ball at the Pump Room in Bath. Sue was invited by Alexandra Slade to show her videos and give some insight into...

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22 November 2013

Sue Austin is featured in FIXED UK Film Premier.

Poster of Sue Austin in her underwater wheelchair promoting the film UK premiere of FIXED
The Award winning Documentary FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement will have its UK premiere in Edinburgh as part of the Filmhouse Cinema and Edinburgh University’s...

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21 November 2013

Press Release: Sue awarded Arts Council England Artists' International Development Funding

21 November Press Release SOUTH WEST ARTISTS BUILD ON THE OLYMPIC LEGACY South West artist Sue Austin is celebrating this morning after receiving an award of £8,435 from Arts Council...

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18 July 2013

Sue's 'Finding Freedom Video Screened at Islington Exhibits

'Finding Freedom' is being screened at the Rowan Arts 'Islington Exhibits' event. Sue's video will be shown as part of the 'Watering Hole' installation - a series of...

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9 July 2013

Richard Branson becomes the latest person to become part of the artwork!

Today we are thrilled to announce that Richard Branson has blogged about 'Creating the Spectacle!'. As a diver and innovator himself, he evidently felt compelled to write about Sue's...

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22 June 2013

Sue Austin appears on BBC Breakfast News

Sue AAustin pictured left, in the BBC Breakfast News Studio with Charlie Stayt far left and Louise Minchin centre
Sue was so pleased to be asked to appear on BBC Breakfast News to talk about her artwork & the Underwater Wheelchair (which was set up in the studio). Following her recent interview with ABC...

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21 June 2013

The Guardian Online feature an article about Sue

Sue is flying the underwater wheelchair in the Red Sea, her arms are outstretched and she is passing a large coral outcrop of red coral on the right There ia a shoal of glassfish to the left
Sue is getting to be very popular with the British Press as she is featured in the Comments section of The Guardian Online. Her story has certainly provoked a lot of interest with over 90 comments,...

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21 June 2013

Sue Austin shows her installation at the ICCI 360 Conference:Time around Space

Fabric strips hanging from a rig with a ;large projection of the underwater wheelchair flying through the waters of the Red Sea
Sue's new 360 degree rig was shown as part of the ICCI 360 conference at Plymouth University. Sue & the Freewheeling team had produced 360 degree videos which where shown in the large ICCI...

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