Exhibiting Artists: Daksha Amin, Dawn Barber, Hazel Brill, Lee Brooker, Dwain Bryan, Ju Gosling, Pamela Hillyer, Sarah Hughes, Kirkwood Brothers, Jermaine Logan, Paizah Malek, Tony Malone, Alison Marchant, Julie Newman, Pritesh Patel, Crystal Peasey, Sterre Ploeger, Glory Sengo, Margaret Spence, Emily Surgeoner, Josh Surgeoner, Tracy Vidal, Jayne Waters and Safiyya Yussaf. Thanks to Together! Art Club, the Art Recovery Group and Act Up! Newham.
The annual Together! Open Exhibition brings together work by locally based Disabled artists, whether they are amateur, community, student, semi-professional or professional artists. Anyone with a Newham connection – for example, living, studying, working or volunteering in Newham now or in the past – and who identifies as a Deaf or Disabled person* is able to submit one family-friendly work for guaranteed inclusion. We usually exhibit and tour the Together! Open Exhibition to community venues (there are no dedicated gallery spaces in Newham), curating the displays according to themes, subjects and colours. *Including people with learning difficulties, long-term mental health difficulties, physical or sensory impairments and long-term health conditions, from all ages and cultural groups.
The images are shown here are simply in alphabetical order – clicking on an image will display it at full size to enable you to ‘get up close’. This year’s show is significantly smaller than usual, highlighting the ongoing closure since March of the weekly community art groups on which many of our previous exhibitors usually rely. It also reflects the impact that Covid-19 has had on professional artists’ access to their studios, including artists losing their studios along with the part-time jobs that funded them. The access that artists have had to cameras and scanners to document their non-digital work has also varied as a result. Together! 2012 CIC is working via our Clubs programme to support Disabled artists at every stage in their career, and have been pleased to offer a home-based version of our Art Club and Professional Development Club since March. But although smaller than usual, we think you will agree that the Together! 2020 Open Exhibition is at least as vibrant, colourful and wide-ranging as always!
Please note that these works are not for sale, but we are happy to pass expressions of interest on directly to the artists.