(Danny Smith in Flashback)

The Shadowlight Artists are a collective of seven artists with learning disabilities, formed in 2009. They are supported, managed, and produced by Film Oxford.

I’ve been lucky enough to work on Shadowlight projects since 2015, and have collaborated with Richard Hunt on three successive Arts Council England funded exhibitions; Creative Bridges, Rising, and LUMINOUS.

Richard Hunt’s Creative Bridges painting Totem Pole, 2016, won the 2017 Shape Open.

The Shadowlight’s work on LUMINOUS reveals what an extraordinary collective they have become over time, weathering the lockdown to produce some of their finest work yet despite hugely challenging circumstances.

It has been my utter privilege to edit footage taken before the lockdown for Richard’s project film, which you can see on the YouTube link below. Please also find details of all the ways in which you can check out this wonderful work online now, and in the galleries in December.

Available Now – LUMINOUS Virtual Gallery on the Shadowlight Artists website – you can explore this 3D virtual space to navigate a larger body of new work and 7 new films from the Shadowlight Artists.

Available Now – LUMINOUS interactive 3D walk-throughs of Modern Art Oxford and Arts at the Old Fire Station available on their websites. You can explore both galleries as they look in the real world to see the installed artworks. Additional content and the new films can also be viewed.

Available Now – The seven new Shadowlight Artists LUMINOUS films on the Shadowlight Artists YouTube channel where you can also view previous work from the last 10 years.

December 2020 – The two galleries expect to open when “lockdown2” is scheduled to end at the beginning of December (subject to government changes) . We will let you know exact gallery visiting dates nearer the time. Also check the galleries websites very early December –  Modern Art Oxford and Arts at the Old Fire Station.

Support the Shadowlight Artists – We are continuing our crowd funding appeal to raise funds for the group for the current exhibition and to support them into next year. No donation too small.