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All the latest news on 'Creating the Spectacle!'... - Freewheeling

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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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21 June 2013

Freewheeling launches new fundraising campaign

Today Sue Austin and Freewheeling offers you the chance to become a key part of 'Creating the Spectacle!' with the launch of a new fundraising campaign to support the release of a further...

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14 June 2013

The Times Features Sue in their Technology Section

Sue is flying the underwater wheelchair in the Red Sea, her arms are outstretched and she is passing a large coral outcrop on the right with a shoal of glassfish in the background
Following Sue's ABC interview, the UK media picked up on Sue's Artwork, with The Times leading the way....

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13 June 2013

Sue is featured on ABC News after her TEDMED talk

Sue Austin is pictured on the left, with her interviewer sitting on the right behind a bright spotlight
Sue was invited to the ABC Studio in Washington to be interviewed for ABC World News. The programme took a while to be broadcast as various events in the US took center stage, but was finally aired...

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11 June 2013

'Finding Freedom' is shown as part of the ‘Tauchen, Faszination & Wagnis’ Exhibition at the Fire Museum in Austria

A view of The Fire-Brigade Museum from outside. A large glass wall reminiscant of the front of a fire station stands behind a large red 'M' shaped sculpture with a flame supporting a metal dish
Sue has been invited to exhibit her 'Finding Freedom' Video as part of the ‘Tauchen, Faszination & Wagnis’ Exhibition at the Fire-Brigade Museum, Groß St. Florian,...

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11 June 2013

Sue Austin MA Show at Plymouth University

Fabric strips hang vertically from an octagonal rig. Video of the underwater wheelchair is projected onto the fabric and occasionally shards of light escape between the strips. These beams hit a projection screen and images of the Underwater wheelchair ap
Artist Sue Austin is previewing the latest development of her 360 degree installation at her MA Exhibition at Plymouth Universitys Studio Space from 11th to 18th July. This new rig now has fabric,...

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31 May 2013

'Creating the Spectacle!' Video 'Finding Freedom' screened in Canada

A amn in a blue shirt is dancing in front of 3 silver bowls filled with water. As he dances he throws handfulls of water into the air which look like a small waves and bubbles.bubbles
Sue's video has been screened in Ottowa, Canada in conjunction with Propeller Dance at the Centrepoint Studio Theatre as part of their 'Aqueous' production from 31st May to 1st June 2013....

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4 May 2013

'People Like You' exhibition moves to Poole Lighthouse

Two Soft white sculptures of tentacled beings by Gini sit each side of the 'People Like You' sign created for the exhibition. Two of Gini's artworks are displayed to the right of the sign
Sue's 360 degree installation and her 'Finding Freedom' & 'Finding the Flame' videos are featured alongside the work of Liz Crowe & Gini as the 'People Like You'...

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16 April 2013

INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 16th April 2013

British artist Sue Austin has been invited to give a presentation at TEDMED in Washington DC about her experiences of creating and flying the World’s first underwater wheelchair. The artwork...

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13 April 2013

Sue Austin speaks at TEDMED

Sue has been invited to speak in Washington DC at the TEDMED conference on Thursday 18 April 2013. We will be making updates as news arises. Keep in touch and up to date through Facebook...

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13 April 2013

People Like You

In March and April 2013 Sue Austin's 'Creating the Spectacle!' was featured alongside the work of two other female disabled artists, Gini and Liz Crow at an exhibition called People Like...

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13 April 2013

KRO Dutch TV, follow Sue on her filming trip to Camel Diving in Sharm El Sheik

Sue sit in her motorised wheelchair in tha atrium of Vamel Diving, She is talking to KRO Host Sander on the left and being filmed by a cameraman on the left
Dutch TV KRO were so eager for their host Sander to interview Sue and swim with the Underwater Wheelchair that they dropped everything and sped out to meet the Freewheeling Team at Camel Diving in...

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12 April 2013

New blogs from Egypt 4

Portrait of Trish and Sue on the boat in Egypt
In March a reduced number of the Freewheeling team took a fourth trip out to Camel Dive Club and Hotel in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt for an experimental filming trip with underwater videograper Dan...

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10 April 2013

Freewheeling: Traces from a Wheelchair 'White Lines' Performance & Installation in Salisbury City Centre

In the distance Sue Austin is using her paint adapted wheelchair to create white lines which can been seen weaving across the pavement. there are assistants laying plastic in order to stop the paint from marking the road
Sue Austin used her adapted 'Paint Wheelchair' to create a performance & installation in Salisbury City Centre as part of the 'People Like You' exhibition at Salisbury Arts...

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15 March 2013

Underwater wheelchair UK Patent application published

We are very pleased to announce that the UK Patent application for the underwater wheelchair and it's various adaptations has now been published. Dr. Brian Wybrow of Patently Creative led the...

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14 March 2013

'Finding Freedom & 'Finding the Flame' screened in Qatar

Sue is in the Underwater Wheelchair flying through the Red Sea. Her arms are stretched out to each side, her back is arched and her hair is flowing in the water. She is wearing a floral dress

Underwater Wheelchair videos 'Finding Freedom' & 'Finding the Flame' are screened in Doha, Qatar in conjunction with the British Council.
 

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15 January 2013

Interest grows after Sue speaks at TEDxWomen

Since Sue gave a talk about 'Creating the Spectacle!' at TEDxWomen in Washington DC last month the Freewheeling team has received many messages of support, interest and additional...

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10 January 2013

Sue Austins new 360 degree Installation at 'People Like You' Salisbury Arts Centre

The 360 degree installation is an octagonal framework with strips of fabtic hanging vertically to the floor. Images of Sue flying the Underwater wheelchair are projected onto the strips and can be viewed from both inside and outside the installation

Sue's groundbreaking new 360 degree installation is previewed at Salisbury Art Centre as part of the collaborative exhibition 'People Like You'.

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7 December 2012

Sue is featured on BBC's The Culture Show 'Review of the Best Art of the Year 2012'

Sue is flying the underwater wheelchair in the Red Sea, her arms are outstretched and she is passing a large coral outcrop on the right
We were thrilled that the underwater wheelchair was featured as part of the BBC Culture Shows’ ‘Review of the Best Art of the Year 2012’ with Andrew Graham-Dixon....

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8 September 2012

'Creating the Spectacle!' Online - Part 2 - Finding the Flame

Woman in wheelchair underwater carrying Paralympic torch
Our second video has just been released for the online series of films as part of 'Creating the Spectacle!' and is not available on any video sharing sites. Watch it here...

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6 September 2012

Deutsche Welle German TV cover the Osprey Pool performances

Sue is on the surface of the pool creating a graceful balletic style of movement. Her hair is flowing and behind her there is a little girl wearing swimming goggles, who participated with Sue in the performance
  Deutsche Welle TV also created a short documentary piece as part of their Olympic coverage. Great underwater footage & interviews with the audience including those who participated as the...

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2 September 2012

Keeping the show on the road

Phil Stewart of Hands On Clinic in Braunton, Devon provides an insight into the essential treatments that enable Freewheeling's Artistic Director Sue Austin to deal with the physical demands of...

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31 August 2012

The Daily Mail features Sue Austin & the Underwater Wheelchair

A woman is flying underwater in her wheelchair. The sea is a bright blue & she is looking to her left at a large outcrop of yellow coral covered by orange fish. She is wearing a floral summer dress and white sunglasses.
The Media are becoming really inspired about the prospect of the performance of the Underwater Wheelchair as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad! The Daily Mail are the latest to feature the...

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31 August 2012

Freewheeling goes global!

We've had a fantastic response from press all over the world about 'Creating the Spectacle!' and the pool performances. Our final performance tonight at Osprey Leisure Centre, Portland...

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27 August 2012

BBC Technology previews the Underwater Wheelchair ahead of the Paralympics

BBC Technology reporter Zoe Kleinman writes about the Underwater Wheelchair & its development ahead of its first performances to a poolside and underwater audience at Osprey Leisure Centre,...

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