6 February – 16 March 2024

Australian Design Centre, 01—115 William Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010


6 February – 16 March 2024

The 17 studio artists from Kiln.in.it use the tile as a canvas for exploration and experimentation. Each artist has brought their own style and technique to create a diverse response in TILED.

#DeafAF, 2023

#SickBitch, 2023

#DisabledAF, 2023

Clay, terrasigillata, spray paint, plywood

These tiles use a font I designed during the pandemic while isolating with my rare disease, Cogans Syndrome. The font is called deaf-metal disability pride font. The tiles contain anti-ableist disability pride hashtags that disabled folk like me shared while communicating on social media with other rare-disease, deaf, and disabled friends during the pandemic. Together, we, the disabled and chronically ill – immunosuppressed community, were able to encourage each other to keep going in a hostile ableist society and to find value in our altered lives.