Meet the Panel – LOST AND SOUND – documentary about music, deafness and the brain


When: Tuesday 27th August 2013
Time: 7.30pm (Doors open 6.30pm)
Venue: Bella Union Trades Hall
Address: Cnr Lygon St & Victoria Pde Carlton
Tickets: $7/$10 +BF Online $12/$15 Door
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The film will be followed by a post screening Q and A discussion hosted by the Deaf Arts Network.


Jessica Moody – Deaf Arts Network Intern

Jessica is thrilled to be representing Deaf Arts Network as the facilitator for the Lost and Sound panel. She is currently one of four interns of Deaf Arts Network. Born deaf, Jessica was in the majority at home. Outnumbering her hearing father, Jessica also has a deaf mother and brother. After a further hearing loss, she received a cochlear implant in 2001. Jessica has been very fortunate to be the recipient of three different scholarships, the latest one as the sole winner of the 2012 Professor Graeme Clark Scholarship.

Additionally, she is a Theatre Studies student at USQ, a mentor for Hear For You, an accessible usher for Frankston Arts Centre, an occasional reviewer of theatre, and an assistant to a teaching artist at St Martins Youth Theatre. You will often find her curled up drinking a hot beverage either reading, head bopping to tunes, or planning her next travel adventure.

mentor-vic-sophie-liSophie Li  (VIC Oral Program Coordinator Hear For You)

Sophie Li is delighted to be the new VIC Oral Program Coordinator for Hear For You inspiring young deaf people. Since the age of six, Sophie has been an active ambassador for the cochlear implant, inspiring people across Australasia region as well as USA. She joined Hear For You as a mentor in 2012, and has been dedicated to inspiring hearing impaired teens ever since.

Sophie was born profoundly deaf to parents who were world acclaimed ballet dancers. It was not until the age of four and fourteen when she received the cochlear implants. Sophie was the 2009 recipient of the Graeme Clark Cochlear Scholarship and this helped her to successfully complete her undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne in 2011. She now enjoys dancing, listening to music and going to the ballet.

JoDunbarJo Dunbar –  (Artistic Director and co-founder of The Delta Project)

Originally from the UK, began her dance training in Australia with Company Chaos in 2000, a mixed ability dance group based in Lismore, NSW. She returned to London in 2001, where she began a scholarship with Laban on their Professional Diploma in Community Dance program. She continued her education there the following year undertaking an MA course in European Dance Theatre Practice, from where she graduated with distinction and a recommendation from City University of London. She then toured nationally and performed with U.K. companies such as Green Candle Dance and Wreckless Arts, as well as undertaking several choreographic and teaching projects.

In Australia, she has worked with Restless Dance Theatre, Deaf Can Dance , Strange Fruit and she performed  the opening and closing  ceremonies for the Australian Deaf Games in Geelong in January 2012. Jo is co-founder of The Delta Project.


Phoebe-290x290_Size4Phoebe Tay  – (Teacher of the Deaf/Writer/Pianist)

Phoebe is a Teacher of the Deaf at Furlong Park school for Deaf Children. Her passion lies in writing. She also learnt the piano as a child. Phoebe is currently completing a MA in Communication and is an Intern at Arts Access Victoria for Deaf Arts Network. Phoebe is also a DiVine Columnist.

Her long term goal is  to work in the area of international development and advocate for human rights in the future. You can follow her blog ‘Every Word Counts’ . Read her story ‘Music and the Deaf’ which highlights how one Deaf school in Melbourne has successfully started a music program for their students and how they have progressed by leaps and bounds. Read Music and the Deaf.


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