I’m somewhat overawed to be supported by Arts Council England for my new R&D project, Neurophototherapy! This time I haven’t rushed onto social media immediately to announce my good news. It’s taken a few days to process what I want […]
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I was extremely happy to be invited to write a featured article review for Project Art Works, Illuminating the Wilderness film, by Kate Adams in late 2020. It’s also been encouraging to have my previous a-n blog post responding to […]
(Photo download from Project Art Works site) So Adrian Searle has written a review in the Guardian newspaper about the Jarman award 2020. Yesterday I made the mistake of logging onto Twitter on my lunch break, to find that Adrian […]
(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 […]
I’m collecting content about Neurodiversity for my research.
From:November 15, 2020
To:November 12, 2021
Location:South East England
(This photograph was taken during my commission by Aidan Moesby for the Thresholds Online Exhibition at MIMA, but doesn’t form part of the final selection for my photographic series Safe as Houses.) How does it feel to be an […]
(First published on The Other Side) This post is about the sheer emotional labour of managing neurotypicals’ cognitive styles and preferences. This is heightened when autistics find themselves in a minority of one in almost any situation where our own […]
This is the transcript for a Lecture & Masterclass to be held at Frankfurt University Hospital.With the COVID-19 crisis, I reframed my talk to the criticality for scientists to work with creative & neurodiverse allies. I invited all to join a new Network. We’re stronger together.
Photo credit Joel Chester Fildes Do you know how to use the terms neurodiverse and neurodivergent? What’s in a word? What are four letters between friends, you might well ask. I myself am no fan of getting hot under the […]
From:November 20, 2019
To:November 21, 2019
Location:South East England
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 week I had my first meeting at The Orchards specialist school in Flixton, Trafford to talk about how to introduce and adapt Statue performance/workshop for the school setting. I specifically wanted to work with this school as it believes […]
Why aren’t there female leaders who identify as neuro-divergent in the arts and academia? Who are the gatekeepers? What needs to change?
It’s been 1 year since my #MagicCarpet was launched at the Art Workers Guild, when we unpacked the term ‘neurodiverse art’. Since then, there’s been a mini-explosion of activities tagged ‘neurodiversity’ in UK arts & academia, but, or hence, the term remains contested.
A diverse exhibition of work from a group of neurodiverse artists engaged in Painting, Sculpture, Installation, Performance, Objects, ideas and the self.
We are amidst a global mental health crisis. To bring about policy and culture change, we must think outside the pillbox. Through an ACE-funded Unlimited commission #MagicCarpet, we argue for ‘lofty arts’ in effecting cultural change in mental health.
ecologies of care was initiated by artist Ria Hartley in 2018. The project comprises a growing toolkit of resources designed to support artists who have access requirements to express their needs. Hartley speaks to Lydia Ashman about the toolkit and why artists’ health and wellbeing should be a sector-wide priority. This resource is available in text format and also as a video format sound recording.
Flow Observatorium, a project from artist Jon Adams and dance practitioner Donna Bish, has gained charitable status and is celebrating its launch as a charity with an event in Portsmouth.
In her a-n blog, artist and activist Sonia Boué has called out the disability-led arts organisation Shape Arts over its publication of an article on how to get on an exhibition, which she says is ‘ableist’ and incompatible with the experiences and needs of many neurodiverse artists. Pippa Koszerek reports.
A year and a half on from when Rachel Dobbs published her ACE funding cheatsheet, the artist and mentor has put out a revised version, hot on the heels of this month’s launch of Arts Council England’s new Project Grants scheme.
This post is about an interdisciplinary event held last October at the Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry, KCL. It enacts and is part of #MagicCarpet, an Unlimited Commission funded by ACE, and aims to irritate prescribed notions of (an)normality and wellbeing.
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.