Paul Callcott

Uncle Paul Constable Calcott is a proud descendant of the Wiradjuri peoples from Central NSW. In 1960 he contracted Polio at the age of 18 months which has driven him as an advocate for his community around disability rights. Alongside his work as an internationally recognised artist, Uncle Paul has been working in the disability sector for almost 40 years, the past 15 years dedicated to his own community: First Peoples living with disability and their carers. Since 2015 Uncle Paul has been working with the First Peoples Disability Network Australia and through this role has coordinated exhibitions, begun facilitating the NuunaAron Art Group for artists living with disability, as well as E.L.D.A, Elders Living with Disability Australia. In 2019 Uncle Paul was awarded a National Human Rights award for Disability Leadership and Rights Activism.