A presentation and discussion about the Disability Arts Movement, Collections and non-political art
Manchester Art Gallery
Wednesday 6 March 2019, 6pm–8pm
Free, book your place at Eventbrite
The Venture Arts Collective has been established to host discussions and events for people who have an interest in the work of learning disabled artists in context with contemporary art and society.
During this event at Manchester Art Gallery, VA Collective 3, will give an introduction to the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive (NDACA). The invited speaker, Tony Heaton, is the initiator of NDACA, a practicing sculptor, Chair of Shape Arts in London and a Consultant/Advisor to many major cultural organisations across the UK including TATE.
Following this presentation, Venture Arts will present works by learning disabled artists from across the UK, leading into wider discussions about the place of non-political art both within the Disability Arts Movement and within the arts world more broadly.
The cafe bar will be open and you are very welcome to grab a drink from there and bring it into the lecture theatre.
If you would like to attend this event please book your free place via Eventbrite.
This venue is wheelchair accessible. Please let Jennifer know if you have any other access requirements: firstname.lastname@example.org
Venture Arts is a progressive visual arts organisation based in Hulme, working along learning disabled artists to create and show exciting new visual art work.
Image: Tony Heaton Great Britain from a Wheelchair 1994 courtesy of NDACA