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hyena in petticoats

online exhibition / screening / album - from 19 nov, 7pm commissioned by together 2020 disability history month festival - film, online exhibition, e-zine of art / writing / activities because mary wollstonecraft wz bad, rad, bi, mutha, internationalist, feminist before the word, a writer & mad - she, disabilities included ...

Artwork done on cardboard with a clenched red fist and the words you can't start revolutions sitting on your arse painted in black

yu cant start revolutions sitting on yr arse

yu can't start revolutions sitting on yr arse bilingual film (BSL and english) written by gobscure https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McpCrI7SjqI us on homelessness, love&rage

photo of a group of performers dressed as snowflakes

Tribute to the legendary Geof Armstrong

I am deeply saddened by the recent news of the death of Geof Armstrong. I first met him in the mid-1990s ... it was very shortly before he left London and headed back to his home city of Newcastle. I was an intern at London Disability Arts Forum working ...

‘moving, powerful, eloquent’

what slung low said of the premiere in leeds of gobscures latest solo show 'provoked to madness by the brutality of wealth.'  the art and album (gobscure is a multiaward winning sound artist too thanks to 2 awards from sound&music) was previously seen in art of protest group exhibition organised ...

an artist dressed as a doctor looks at the camera

Section 136 applied to the Department of Work and Pensions

Today I assessed & sectioned the DWP head office, Caxton House, Tothill Street, Westminster, London - dressed in a doctor’s coat, armed with a large prescription for compassion, with friends. I checked if the DWP has a heartbeat and  couldn't find one. I then prescribed the DWP a prescription with a ...

DIgital artwork featuring a photograph of the monument to Earl Grey in Newcastle. Long text to one sid eof the image. Crime scene tape is superimposed over the monument.

different battle same war, the third

Disability Arts Online · different battle same war the third this text is adapted from what we wrote for the zine thats part of our show ...

White woman in her 50s reads a piece of paper whilst a Tesco delivery man stands in the doorway

Communicating with the Tesco Delivery Man, nearly in the dark

The nights are drawing in and so are our liberties, freedoms, human rights. I feel like I'm living in a dictatorship, not a pandemic. All these RULES, I don't understand, and can't keep up with. The rule of 6? I think Doris must have spelt it wrong and meant the ...

I Cannot Stand By and Watch this Happen Any More. How Can I Make Them See?

Neurodivergent and Magical Women artist, Gemma Abbott calls for an end to ableism towards Neurodivergent artists. The Effect of Lockdown on Worldwide Communities 2020 has been an interesting year so far. And watching from a distance, from within the walls of our houses, has helped to clarify some things. It has ...

painting containing several figures in black

3 countries, 3 timelines, 5 studios, 5 creatives, just exactly how are we creating Deluge?

When we embarked on our Deluge creation, we were all conscious that we were going on an exploratory vibrant journey together. I will admit that at times the process of this exploration is echoing the actual themes of the work we are attempting to create. Sometimes we are all caught ...