Testimonials

“Morwenna has been instrumental in guiding and advising Perth

Festival as we have developed our first Disability, Access & Inclusion Plan

over a four year period. Her knowledge of policy and legislation is second to

none and her unique capacity to translate this knowledge into language and

action that is both accessible and ambitious is inspiring to the teams and

individuals she works with.

Morwenna is highly sought after as one of Australia's leaders

in advocacy for access and inclusion. She is a brilliant facilitator and her

approach to her work as a consultant in this field is always passionately &

carefully tailored to whom she is working with. I cannot recommend her more

highly.”

 

– Anna Reece, Executive Producer, Perth Festival

"I have had the good fortune to work with Morwenna as a colleague in industry programs and as a consultant on the development of Opera Queensland’s strategic and disability action plans. In every instance, Morwenna brings clear insight and rigorous intelligence built upon years of experience in the arts and disability sectors. This is enhanced by a wonderful sense of humour that can see a way through even the most complex scenarios. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”

– Partrick Nolan, CEO and Artistic Director, Opera Queensland

"I have been working with Morwenna for the past two years. She provided invaluable input in the development of the Accessible Arts - Arts Activated 2019 Conference, and in 2020 has researched and developed arts and cultural training program for Online Accessibility. Her passion and commitment to artists with disability and her familiarity around policy and the history of the arts and disability sector is exceptional. She is a joy to work with, great trainer, a wonderful collaborator and mentor and I know our entire team view her as part of our family. We continue to work with Morwenna whenever we can, as consultant, trainer and accessibility expert.”

 

- Kerry Comerford, CEO, Accessible Arts

Thank you for your exceptional hard work on this. It’s great, everything we asked for. Tight, concise and clean, provocative, helpful and evidenced. We are delighted!”

- Jo Verrent, Senior Producer for the Unlimited Commissions Programme

I wanted to thank you for conducting the Disability Awareness and Equity training for the Create NSW Artform Board members yesterday. I found the workshop really helpful, and although I’ve attended training before in this field as part of my role, it was really good to hear another perspective, especially in relation to our assessment of so many funding applications. It was great to receive some tips on what to look for. I think you did a terrific job Morwenna… Clearly you're unflappable, which I totally admire. I’m really grateful to you, and am so glad I held off on scoring a couple of applications until after the workshop, as now I feel much more confident about how to score them given some additional tips.”

- Create NSW Artform Board training participant

“Morwenna's inclusive, collaborative leadership style is a joy to work with. Her combination of strategic expertise—honed over many years in the industry—with outstanding networks and practical know-how makes her extremely well-placed to enact positive change in projects and institutions alike. In her work to develop and deliver a comprehensive access and inclusion plan for our 2020 Liveworks Festival, Morwenna's expertise and genuine enthusiasm for our work saw Performance Space significantly increase our disability audience whilst expanding the range of service on offer to diverse communities, and further embedding a culture of access and awareness across our whole organisation. We look forward to future collaborations with Morwenna and recommend her work very highly.”

- Jeff Khan, Artistic Director, Performance Space

“The Learning team at Sydney Living Museums recently had the privilege of working with Morwenna, who provided consulting services for the design of a new accessible learning program. Her expertise in access and inclusion has been instrumental in the design of our program and working with her was wonderful growth experience for the team. Morwenna shared her knowledge and experience in arts and disability policy and practice with great generosity and insight. With a facilitation style that is open, inclusive and participatory, Morwenna challenged us and encouraged us, and skilfully enabled us to broaden our thinking about our program, our roles as advocates and change-makers in our organisation and the community of people for whom we want to create better access. Learning with her was an absolute joy! In the short time we spent with her, Morwenna exceeded our expectations and I would recommend her very highly for training or consulting services.

- Colleen Fitzgerald, Coordinator, Learning Programs, Sydney Living Museums

Morwenna was selected by Polyglot Theatre to guide us through the recruitment process to appoint Board Directors who reflect the diversity of the community in which we live...I was looking for a guide to stretch my thinking and to provide me with information on “how to do this the right way” without getting tied up in knots. Morwenna provided clear advice in steady stages that were easy for me to follow; she provided insight and foresight. We were able to range around philosophically and then return to the “why?” and the “how”. In addition to shaping ‘the plan’, Morwenna helped me tactically on word-smithery which was invaluable, as well as promoting the positions to her

network. She mentored me and posed questions and suggested approaches

that hit the nail on the head every time and made the next step straightforward

and easy to action. Morwenna is calm, clear-headed, practical, and a realist."

- Sarah Hunt, Chair of Polyglot Theatre