Sue Jo Wright

Artist, Educator

Accessibility for all

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 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 has been working 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. Sue has a vision that can be put as ‘Accessibility for all,’ a simple phrase that is a huge hurdle in the society we live in. Sue Jo continuously raises awareness of these ever-present obstacles through her own art making practice.

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