Beat Magazine: Ability Fest showed how music festivals should be


Triple J - Meet DJ Cooper Smith

ABC: Triple J unearthed

Ability Fest




Starting with Julius

Photograph credit: Kmart Australia 

"At 11 Cooper said he felt strongly about being represented as a person with disability in mainstream advertising.  He said “When I look at magazines and TV I never saw anyone with a disability like me who uses a walker and a wheelchair so I felt like I wasn’t represented. I really wanted to try modelling as a child who happens to have a disability”

Starting with Julius, 2016


“Walk of Life”: Herald Sun

"Mum Bronwyn Leeks said the family was researching a holiday to Cambodia when Cooper became very distressed on learning that some children there went hungry, and some didn't even go to school."

Herald Sun, 2010