I have not written for some time. I achieved my MA in Photography and was considering a Practiced – Based PhD. Sometimes I see where I want to head briefly then I am overcome with the demands this makes. Multi-tasking […]
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We Are Invisible We Are Visible (WAIWAV) On 2 July 2022, 31 Disabled artists disrupted 30 locations with surreal interventions, in recognition of the 102nd anniversary of the first Dada International Exhibition. Dada is dead. Long live Dada! The Artist is […]
Possibly a one-off blog, but perhaps a series of posts about my work for the We Are Invisible We Are Visible project. We Are Invisible We Are Visible was presented by DASH, the disabled led visual arts organisation, and was awarded the 2021 Ampersand Prize.
Venue:Custom Lane Gallery
From:November 20, 2021
To:November 26, 2021
Thank you Arts Council England! My Neurophototherapy R&D project has had the most profound impact on my practice and in my life too. The gifts of Neurophototherapy have included collage, and a deep immersion in the collage form and […]
I was delighted to be invited to be part of an Autograph panel last night, to talk about neurodiverse art collectives. It was an event organised around the brilliant Sharif Persaud’s exhibition at Autograph called Have You Ever Had. The following is […]
Neurophototherapy has been full of delightful surprises, not least that the maker phase – supposedly occurring at the beginning of the project – has continued throughout it. Immersing myself in the collage community on Instagram has given me a whole […]
So I’m mulling things over. At this point in the global pandemic almost everything looks different, and I’m really beginning to sense that the Arts are opening up to neurodivergent creatives in ways that were previously unimaginable. For the […]
Image description: Head and shoulders shot of Sonia Boue as an adult, holding a vanity mirror over her face. The back of the mirror has been collaged with spliced photographs of Sonia’s face as an adult and child. I’m delighted […]
Image description: Sonia Boue is a white middle aged woman, wearing a black jumper and black rimmed glasses. She has short cropped hair and the photograph shows her using a brush and mirror set which has been collaged with photographs […]
Venue:Disability Arts Online
Date:June 18, 2021 at 02:00 PM
When researching neurodiversity and art, the subject of access to funding came up for me. The application for funding documents a process that is often very challenging for the neurodiverse creative. Laura Dobbs, in her blog https://rachel.we-are-low-profile.com/blog/ July 2016) talks […]
Hidden in Plain Sight
A blog written by Freelance Artist, Raising the Bar Project lead and Neurodiversity in Arts Consultant Gaia Redgrave focussing on access in the arts for those who are neurodiverse and/or disabled. This blog is intended as a resource for artists, organisations and funders alike.
New international digital platform Art et al., showcasing curated work by neurodiverse artists from across the UK and Australia, launched on April 14
The website features new commissions and conversations between artists from supported studios, peers and arts professionals
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 […]
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.