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‘DWP Deaths Make Me Sick’ shrouds in Cambridge

Artist and DPAC (Disabled People Against Cuts) activist, Vince Laws, has produced a series of ‘DWP Deaths Make Me Sick’ shrouds, 14 of which will be on display at Cambridge Junction on Friday 26 & Saturday 27 April 2019. The ‘DWP Deaths Make Me Sick’ shrouds describe the circumstances of death ...

Black and White image of artist Lauren Saunders standing at a podium. The large screen behind her shows two surreal collages she created.

Talk @ The Tate!

This Friday it will be three weeks since I delivered a presentation on my practice at the Tate Modern as part of Shape Arts’ Flux/Us: Be part of the art event at the Tate Exchange. Usually, I would write something almost immediately after a big experience like that ...

100 Origami Boats and Other Stories

Wow, It has been such an amazing three weeks since I last blogged for DAO. I went down to London and spoke at the Emerging Artists discussion at the Tate Exchange. (I got a charcuterie plate and ate it looking at St Paul's, it was super fancy) I had chance ...

Life as an emerging disabled artist

My name is Fae Kilburn and this is my second blog, I am aiming to write one once a month, documenting my experiences as an emerging disabled artist. On March 22nd I was given the opportunity to do a presentation at the Tate Exchange along with the other three Emergence recipients. My ...

Two men standing about to give a presentation

Aidan Moesby: blossoming in the rain

Being able to support an artist through the development of an idea to make it a workable project is one of the most enjoyable aspects of my work. We set up the artist development sessions and associate artist programme to formalise this type of support from within Disability Arts Online ...

An introduction to my rhizomatic practice…

In this first post from Emergence Bursary recipient Lauren Saunders, she speaks openly and honestly about her varied art practice. What has led to your taking on the identity of a socially-engaged interdisciplinary visual artist? It's quite a loaded identity to have, isn't it? I'll ...

New work for March 2019

At long last I have been able to do some new work (abstracts this time). I have made three images in total, which are combined media works. They began with painting and physical manipulation (sanding), which I did last Autumn, and today I completed them using digital techniques. This has become ...

collage

heckled by his own phone

collage from axe-throwing as a first date. to see more go to joey 1981 on flickr

Sharing event and exhibition in Shrewsbury

To round off the Arts Council England funded research trip that Tanya-Raabe Webber has been on around the UK and Finland, there will be a Sharing Day and Exhibition in Shrewsbury. Places for the Sharing Day are limited, but the exhibition launch is open to all on Friday 12 April ...

The Story So Far

Hi, my name is Letty McHugh, I’m an artist and a writer and one of the recipients of the Emergence Bursary. I wanted to write an introduction post to my practice and the project I’m working on for the bursary, but I’ve been putting it off for two weeks because ...