Colin Hambrook established Disability Arts Online ( originally in 2004. He has 25 years experience working at the hub of the Disability Arts Movement as an editor/ producer, publishing and showcasing work by disabled artists, fostering networks and enabling debates around the curation and development of disability arts practice. As well as having exhibited artwork widely he is also author of two illustrated poetry collections: 100 Houses, DaDaSouth (2011) and Knitting Time (Waterloo Press, 2013). His personal blog ( contains posts on current research into the development of Fools’ Gold – an arts project exploring attitudes to art engaging with mental health issues.