The second phase in the project was called Exchange. Over October and November 2012 the collaborating artists exchanged a small Japanese notebook in order to discover each other’s visual language. This period culminated in two days of workshops at the Artist-in-Residence studio at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery. The workshops explored themes within the book in order to create new work. A showing of work in development occurred to invited family, friends and community members.
After the Exchange Phase the artists were asked if they would like to continue making art together. All of them agreed.
During this phase Scott Howie started work on developing the ethical framework for employing artists with disability on large-scale projects.
Exchange was funded as part of Delineate. Delineate is an arts program that seeks to enrich the creative initiatives of the Don’t DIS my ABILITY campaign run by Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) and Accessible Arts to celebrate the International Day of People With Disability on 3 December 2012.