Jason Wilsher-Mills’ exhibition Unexpected Engagement marks the end of his year-long Square Peg residency at ArtLink Community Arts Centre. Having met Jason at Hull’s Disability Arts Network (DAN) meetings last year, and hearing his passionate advocacy for the inclusion of […]
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As is traditional for me I had a fire to mark the turning of the year. 2017 slips quietly into 2018. The snow of the previous day had melted. A bright moon lit the clear sky.. As part of the […]
Yesterday I was in London. A small amount of snow brought the city into a state of chaos. It makes me laugh. It was hardly anything. Last year I was in Helsinki. Minus 26 degrees of Celsius. Everything was still […]
An enduring and disturbing memory from the Body Extended exhibition (2016, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds), was that of disembodied prosthetics, objectified, separated and observed. The sense of the artificial limb (or disabled ‘part’) being the only thing that is engaged with is […]
The London-based artist will receive a £10,000 bursary from disability-led arts organisation Shape Arts and undertake a three month residency at Pallant House Gallery and the University of Chichester in 2018.
The weather is a great leveller. It doesn’t care how rich you are, your class, race, creed, gender or what ever people identify themselves as and by. True enough, a lot of people don’t really notice the weather or aren’t […]
How many times have we heard “Pop by, it would be lovely to see you”? Probably almost as many as the “How are you?’ which is often said and frequently not meant as the greeter moves on to the next […]
It seems ages ago I received notification of being awarded an a-n Professional Development Bursary. Back in March life seemed so different. I was going through the “Famine of Freelance” – you know – that thing no one really talks […]
Researching the potential of digital technology to develop my practice.
I have been trying out a different approach to researching in the archives. Rather than spending my time reading and studying at the Cathedral I have been photographing the items and then reading and studying them at home and in […]
In lots of advice as artists you find out as you become an artist the ways and whys of how to get ones work seen and shown, and recognised. What I am sure of is that my work is messy, […]
Progress from fledgling artist this is me moving forward and onward with a better focus on what and where I want and deserve to be, I believe in me, I believe in you, I believe art can make a difference….
Colin Hambrook, disabled artist and editor of Disability arts online, gathers a selection of quotes and advice about the practice and development of disability arts from artists, arts managers, curators, producers and gallery directors working within the sector.
Colin Hambrook provides an introduction to the history of, and current practices in the field of disability arts, including an overview of key organisations that support disabled visual artists.
This exhibition in Hull, showing as part of Artlink’s Square Peg programme from 8th April to 13th May 2017, features work by artists shortlisted for the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary. The bursary is an annual award made by Shape Arts in memory […]
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To:March 23, 2017
Disabled artist Beth Davis-Hofbauer recently produced the self-initiated report, Autism Matters: Making Galleries and Museums ASD/SPD Friendly. She explains what prompted her research, why it is a problem that needs to be addressed, and what galleries can do to become genuinely accessible to all.
A new toolkit / ‘cheatsheet’, designed by artist Rachel Dobbs, reformats the Arts Council England Grants for the Arts application form to make it more accessible.
Arts Council England has announced the 40 organisations across the country that will benefit from its new Elevate fund, which aims to enhance diversity in the arts and culture sector.
Aidan Moesby works extensively in arts and health – particularly where wellbeing intersects with technology. Here he reflects on his experience of being Curator and Artist within a Disability Context
The disability-led arts organisation has raised over £27,000 through a contemporary art benefit auction.
I have been offered a residency in Iceland, but I don’t think I can accept it, because I don’t know how to get funding to go. Does anybody have any advice?
Artist Sonia Boué has produced a new video calling on Arts Council England to consider the problems facing neurodivergent artists when applying for funding.
25 artists including Jake and Dinos Chapman, Jeremy Deller and Grayson Perry donate work for auction to raise money for organisation working to improve access to culture for disabled people.
I have decided to do some V-logging in YouTube, on top of all my blogs. This is proving to be very soul-bearing at the moment as I am going through an absolute low with my Bipolar Disorder. Its horrendous the […]