For a disabled artists’ view of disability and deaf arts culture
The blog section of the DAO website provides disabled artists and writers with a space to give our readers an inside view of their art practice, share thoughts and receive comments and feedback.
These blogs provide an informative and entertaining insight into how disability and impairment are experienced from a disability perspective.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in these pages are not necessarily those of DAO.
February 10, 2021 - by Corinne
Disability Arts Online · Corinne blog post
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So, my name is Corinne, and I'm a self-portrait artist based in Worcester in the West Midlands. And as this is my very first blog post, I'd just like to share with you a little bit about myself, my work and what I'll be blogging about. So,
February 10, 2021 - by Crippen
Don’t get me wrong, I think the post could be extremely useful, especially if the person appointed actually worked with disabled people and our groups and organisations.
Disability Arts Online · Crippen asks what use is our Minister for Disabled people?
It’s just that we’ve had a series of ministers in this role who seem hell-bent
February 9, 2021 - by Liz Bentley
My shoulder aches
I am sat at a computer for too long
The weight of the world rests on them
Better than an MS attack
That would be numb
Not for me
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy journal comes out bi-monthly. Every now and again I am excited by an article.
“Trial results show the
February 6, 2021 - by Crippen
Sorry, but I’ve got my cynical head on again (Ed: What’s new?!), and I can’t help thinking that there’s another agenda running along with this government and its future plans for disabled people.
Disability Arts Online · Crippen asks is there a pattern emerging
We’re all aware of just how hard it has been to get
February 5, 2021 - by Crippen
You’ll remember that last year the government was accused of “showing contempt” for disabled people after publishing an “utterly shameful” 84-page white paper on the future of the planning system, without including a single mention of disabled people, disability or accessible housing.
Disability Arts Online · Crippen learns that government delays accessible housing report
Well, they’re at
February 3, 2021 - by Richard Downes
I remember Frank Bangay. First poet I ever employed. Mid 90's, Brent Advocacy Concerns, a one off club night called The Pyramid after our logo. I remember Frank Bangay. DAO blogger writing on rock n roll maybe even on Kevin Coyne who did House on the Hill or was that Kevin Ayers, one of those
February 2, 2021 - by Crippen
I’m currently in the process of completing a project for DAO called ‘A history of disability - including the involvement of disability arts’. It has involved researching attitudes towards disabled people over the centuries including the many prejudices and superstitions that existed.
Disability Arts Online · Prejudices and superstition still exist
As much of this took place
February 2, 2021 - by Letty McHugh
I feel like there's a joke in this situation if I can just figure out a punchline. It’s something like this, I go "what did the artist put in their blogpost in lockdown 3.0" and then you go "I don't know what did the artist write in their blog post in lockdown 3.0" and then
January 30, 2021 - by Richard Downes
So the third poem from the Highgate Society Poetry Group's Challenge to write on 'extinction' but also partly inspired by finding a ceramic tile of an elephant fixed to a wall with the words Elephanti Sunt Personae. Having no language other than my own I photographed it so i wouldn't forget. Photograph is presented here.
January 30, 2021 - by Crippen
You will remember that I blogged a few weeks ago about an alternative to the New Year’s honours awards that the establishment hand out at the beginning of every year.
Disability Arts Online · The first 2021 CRIP Awards
I suggested that we call it the CRIP awards - standing for ‘Crips Rebel In Protest’ - and