Four plaster casts of female hands rest in an eerily lit museum display cabinetPhotograph: Julie McNamara / Watts Gallery

Medicine's Monstrous Daughters - Casting call!

Vital Xposure in association with ARC Stockton: Casting call for Medicine’s Monstrous Daughters We are very excited to announce that we are touring a double bill of plays, Monstrous Daughters by Julie McNamara and Medicine by Omikemi. Two…
Julie Mc at the Picture This...Film Festival

Julie McNamara: 2019 Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellowship

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We are proud that Vital Xposure's Artistic Director, Julie McNamara has been awarded a Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at the University of Melbourne for 2019. Julie Mc has continued her research into disability-led theatre-making…
Six people standing in pairs create a triangle in a theatre rehearsal space. Another person in the background stands on a chair, on a small stage.

Join our Board of Trustees!

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We are seeking enthusiastic and dynamic individuals to join our Board of Trustees and support the company through the next stage of development. We would like to recruit 2-3 new Trustees with a range of skills and experience that meet the…

The Butch Monologues in Australia

Following a sold-out UK tour, The Butch Monologues hit the road again, this time in Australia! First stop was Melbourne's Midsumma Festival (27th January - 3rd February 2019) and then Sydney's Mardi Gras (23rd February - 1st March 2019). We…
Pullen Giant at Watts Gallery. A man with his head inside the puppet's mouth. The photo is rotated. Pullen did not really him.

Revival of Pullen's Giant

A little over a year ago a fire destroyed our storage unit and all its contents. Ten years of our work along with our replica of Pullen’s Giant puppet went up in flames. But like the Pheonix we've risen from the ashes to rebuild yet another…
The back of a woman on the left hand-side corner of the photo; she looks towards the centre of the photo, where six people stand in pairs and create a triangle in the space. Another person in the background is on a small stage, pushing a theatre chair.

The Trouble with Access

Early in September we held an extraordinary week-long creative laboratory exploring fresh ways of layering access modes into theatre-making. We worked with award-winning playwright and radical theatre artist Lachlan Philpot, CEO of Playwright…
Jacqui Beckford performing for 'The Called' in front of a video projection. Photo credit: Stephen Rudder. Photo description: A light skinned Black woman stares down towards the floor. Her dreadlocks piled high on her head, her arms are raised, elbows out as if she is pushing a great weight down. Performer and BSL interpreter Jacqui Beckford with video projection across her white clothing. The projector casts an overbearing shadow of her body onto the wall behind.@ Stephen Rudder

The Called - Creative Lab

In April  2018 we worked with writer and poet, Omikemi, on a research and development theatre piece exploring race, disability and medical history. Our team included a remarkable array of talented creatives and BSL interpeters led by our…

DisArt Festival streaming live from Michigan

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This week our Artistic Director Julie McNamara is in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to talk about the work of Vital Xposure and deliver a key note speech at the Disability Arts Symposium 2017. Tune in to the LIVE STREAMING on 6, 7, and 8 April DisArt…

The Lancet: Exceptional and extraordinary artists

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The Lancet: Exceptional and extraordinary artists JUN 04 2016 When he attended a school for deaf children in the 1970s Mark Smith had to use sign language in secret to communicate with his friends. At the time, he had no idea why sign…