Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
Saturday, July 16, 2016
10:00 AM
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH
West Midlands
Tanya Rabbe Webber

Portraits Untold will see acclaimed award winning disabled artist, Tanya Raabe-Webber undertake live portrait sittings that fuse digital and traditional drawing and painting techniques.  The sittings will see the artist in conversation with the sitters and in some cases collaborating, as they explore what it is to be human through the stories of the lives and the work of the sitters.  The conversations will also explore how art and the artistic process is central to the representation of, discussion about and about our thinking on cultural diversity and contemporary society.

A total of four sitters have been invited to be the subjects at the live events including acclaimed virtuoso percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, Stoke City FC mascot and subject of the BBC BAFTA award winning film Marvellous Neil Baldwin, artist filmmaker and recipient of BAFTA’s life time achievement award John Akomfrah OBE and star of Channel 4’s The Divine David and avant-garde performance artist David Hoyle.

The live events will take place at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (John Akomfrah,16th July),  National Portrait Gallery (Evelyn Glennie, 22nd July), Stoke City Football Club (Neil Baldwin, 19th September) and National Trust property Beningbrough Hall (David Hoyle, 1st October). Each sitting will take place in front of a live audience in these well known public venues, as well as being streamed live to online audiences.  Both the physical and online audiences will be invited to participate in the event, join in the dialogue and explore diversity whilst also developing their own creative responses in the form of drawings, both on paper and through digital drawing apps on their smart phones and tablets.

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