You can watch the Festival launch event above, with Artistic Director Dr Ju Gosling, Together! 2012 CIC Chair Julie Newman, Disability Arts Online Editor Colin Hambrook, Mayor of Newham Rokhsana Fiaz and artists Vince Laws, Duncan Bridgstock and Sarah Hughes.
At the launch we opened three new exhibitions:
Because I felt like it by Duncan Bridgstock is a series of collages from recycled packaging from the medication, teas, occasional snack bowls of cereal and box of chocolates and community newsletters that accompanied so many people’s lockdowns, quarantines and shielding.
The annual Together! Open Exhibition showcases work by amateur, community, semi-professional and professional Disabled artists in the main London 2012 Host Borough of Newham, including work from community based arts groups. Artists are invited to submit one piece each, with automatic acceptance so long as it is family friendly.
Disability Arts Online is the UK’s digital platform for Disabled artists and Disabled-led companies. They organise a range of events and activities as well as publishing a weekly e-magazine.
All Festival events include BSL interpretation and live captions.
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