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Opinion Podcast ep.10: Disability and…Curation part 2, live with Contested Spaces panelists

Episode 10 of the Disability And...Podcast features excerpts from Disability Arts Online’s Contested Spaces panel debate, which took place at The Foundry, London in January 2020. It was chaired by artist and curator, Aidan Moesby. On the panel was curator and founder of Jennifer Lauren ...

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Event Disability Arts Online presents Contested Spaces, London

In association with Equalities Work and The Foundry, Disability Arts Online is pleased to announce an exhibition and related programme of events, working with DAO's Associate Artists, Aidan Moesby, Dolly Sen and Richard Downes, running from 9th September until 9th January 2020 We are living in ...

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Opinion The Great Debate: Cities and Wellbeing

The Great Debate: Mind and the City, held on 20th April was the first event in a series of panel discussions as part of the Mindscapes programme produced by Sick! Festival. Aidan Moesby responds to one of the key questions posed in the discussion: ‘How ...

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Opinion DNR_RND: Attenborough Arts Centre’s Rachel Graves

Ashok Mistry has been interviewing artists and prominent figures in the sector as part of DNR_RND, a project he initiated to examine how the arts sector can change to be more equitable post-Covid. Here, he speaks to Attenborough Arts Centre’s Visual Arts Officer, Rachel Graves ...

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Opinion A critical look at critical reviews of disabled artists

Sonia Boue considers the role of criticism and 'mainstream' approval in the career development of neurodivergent artists, following her attendance at the Contested Spaces closing event at the Foundry, London on 9 January. The event consisted of a panel chaired by curator Aidan Moesby featuring ...

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Blog 2019 annual highlights

Recent events have given many of us a deep sense of foreboding – meaning, critically that the challenges disability communities around the country face will likely become ever more entrenched. Our only hope is in finding ways to strengthen the communities we are a part ...

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Opinion Podcast ep. 8 Disability and…Curation with Aidan Moesby and Jennifer Gilbert

For episode 8 of the Disability And...Podcast Disability Arts Online Associate Artist and freelance curator Aidan Moesby speaks to curator and founder of Jennifer Lauren Gallery, Jennifer Gilbert about Disability and...Curation. With special thanks this month to Chapel FM in Leeds, for hosting the conversation. ...

Blog Signs; (The Ecology) Of Accessible Loos – A Community Exercise

Disability Arts Online are planning a major exhibition/arts event Contested Spaces launching on 24 September at The Foundry in South London. I have been asked to curate poetry events acknowledging World Mental Health Day and the International Day of Disabled People on 9 October and ...

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Opinion Julie McNamara: the firebrand who rose from the ashes…

Julie McNamara is an artist, performer, writer, activist and Artistic Director of London-based theatre company Vital Xposure. Joe Turnbull talks to her about her extensive career and the experiences that have shaped it. Julie McNamara is as much an activist and agitator as she is ...

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Blog different battle same war 9: elif shafak, and her strategy, the bisexual pen

Disability Arts Online · different battle same war 9: elif shafak, and her strategy, the bisexual pen rant nine for elif shafak, and her strategy, the bisexual pen. its rainbow month. the year before the pandemonium set in the local supermarket, here on tyneside had pride month ...