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17 February 2012

Within this section you will find galleries of visual art by disabled and deaf artists. We'd love to know what you think of the work on display. There are comment forms at the end of each article in which you can give feedback to the artists.

Gallery: Emma Stephenson

Emma Stephenson

5 September 2015

Emma Stephenson is a London based artist/illustrator working mainly on reportage projects and themes. Her latest project is about her perspective on the world from her wheelchair.

Gallery: Create: Me, Myself, I: portraits by young people with autism

Create: Me, Myself, I: portraits by young people with autism

8 June 2015

This collection of portrait photographs was taken by young people with autism in a project led by arts charity Create following the theme of 'Me, Myself, I'.  The young people took portraits of each other to explore their identity and the identity of their peers, and in the process developed these fantastically dynamic shots full of movement and life. To create these portraits, the young people worked with Create’s professional photographer Alicia Clarke.  

Gallery: Shape Creative Steps: David Hevey documentaries

Shape Creative Steps: David Hevey documentaries

9 June 2014

As part of London-based disability arts development agency, Shape's Creative Steps programme, seven disabled creative practitioners participated in a series of fascinating film documentaries. Made by award-winning director, screenwriter and photographer, David Hevey, the purpose of this documentary-series is to act as a calling card  highlighting the talents of the disabled artists that Shape supports - and who in turn, support Shape.

Gallery: David Beaumont

David Beaumont

12 May 2014

Currently based at artspace in Coventry, David Beaumont creates installation-based sculpture; video and photography. This gallery shows a selection of his work, featured at the MA show at Coventry University in 2013.

Gallery: Extant present ZombieyeZ in Zagreb

Extant: ZombieyeZ in Zagreb

16 December 2013

Extant Theatre's blind Zombie movie was filmed in Zagreb. Below you can follow the video diary of the heroine Helen as she joins blind and partially sighted people from across the world to take part in a Zagreb clinic’s medical trial claiming to restore sight in 24 hours. How far did they go to get their sight back? Experience the shocking outcome of Extant’s interactive online film narrative!

Gallery: Aidan Moesby: Hang on it'll be okay - an artistic response to The West Yorkshire Playhouse

Aidan Moesby: Hang on it'll be okay - an artistic response to The West Yorkshire Playhouse

2 August 2013

As part of DAO’s Diverse Perspectives programme, funded by Arts Council England, artist Aidan Moesby was commissioned to make work for exhibition at The West Yorkshire Playhouse in response to a series of dialogues and conversations with the theatre staff. ‘Hang on, it’ll be okay’ responds to a period of organisational change within the organisation. His lighthouses, exhibited in June 2013 are a metaphor for the purpose of the arts as a beacon, there to guide and to create safe passage.

Gallery: Dolly Sen: Portugal Prints working with the Royal Academy of Arts

Dolly Sen: Portugal Prints working with the Royal Academy of Arts

15 June 2013

As part of DAO’s Diverse Perspectives programme, funded by Arts Council England, film-maker Dolly Sen was commissioned to produce a short documentary exploring the relationship Portugal Prints has with the Royal Academy of Arts access programme. 'Greenhouse of Hearts' highlights the inspired, dynamic work that this small project is delivering.

Gallery: Sarah Hirst

Sarah Hirst

14 March 2013

Sarah Hirst is currently in her 3rd and final year on a fine art degree. The theme of her work is about exploring the masks we wear in everyday life. Her gallery of Dream Watercolours represents work that came out of a project making work about experience of hallucinations.

Gallery: Liz Crow: Bedding In, Bedding Out - a live durational performance

Liz Crow: Bedding In, Bedding Out - a live durational performance

26 February 2013

Liz Crow presents her new work 'Bedding In, Bedding Out' which is one of the eight Diverse Perspectives commissions funded by Arts Council's Grants for the Arts. Drawing on audio recordings and time lapse photography of the performance, Reflections from the Bed introduces the work, its backdrop and its politics.

Crippen presents the Criptarts

Crippen presents the Criptarts

10 December 2012

Crippen's latest cartoon strip takes DAO readers on an unpredictable journey with a host of disabled characters, featuring some surprising guest appearances from well known members of the disability arts community. Watch the characters develop as they grapple with many of the issues that confront us all as disabled artists, and support each other as members of the DAO extended family.

Gallery: Ivan Riches: Outside In video portraits

Ivan Riches: Outside In video portraits

22 October 2012

As part of DAO’s Diverse Perspectives programme, funded by Arts Council England, film-maker Ivan Riches was selected to produce a series of short, moving image, digital works with Outside In artist Paul Bellingham.

Crippen and John O'Donoghue present The O’Crypes

Crippen and John O'Donoghue present The O’Crypes

9 July 2012

As one of DAO's Diverse Perspectives commissions, we've asked John O'Donoghue and Crippen to produce The O’Crypes - a cartoon blog about a family based in the fictional seaside town of Westsea - who are more than a little bemused by the Cultural Olympiad

Gallery: Charles Devus

Charles Devus

7 December 2011

Charles Devus is an artist, writer, performer and musician. This gallery displays examples from his forthcoming graphic novel Justin Sane - the travails of an aesthetic detective and his alien son, Cedric.

Gallery 1: Anne Teahan - Sharing Cultures: Disability and Visibility

Anne Teahan - Sharing Cultures: Disability and Visibility

13 October 2011

Sharing Cultures is a project researching disability arts by artist Anne Teahan inspired by Revealing Culture an international festival of disability art and culture at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC in summer 2010. Here Anne shares a gallery of a selection of works from by the artists she engaged with.

Gallery 2: Anne Teahan - Sharing Cultures: Disability and Visibility

Anne Teahan - Sharing Cultures: Disability and Visibility

13 October 2011

Sharing Cultures is a project researching disability arts by artist Anne Teahan inspired by Revealing Culture an international festival of disability art and culture at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC in summer 2010. Here Anne shares a gallery of a selection of works from by the artists she engaged with.

Gallery: BlindArt

BlindArt

21 July 2010

BlindArt is a charitable organisation whose aim is to encourage participation and interaction of the visually impaired in the sighted domain of the visual arts. DAO presents a gallery of some of the artwork in the BlindArt collection

Gallery: Dolly Sen

Dolly Sen

7 July 2010

Dolly Sen is a writer, director, artist, filmmaker, poet, performer, playwright, mental health consultant, music-maker and public speaker. She posts some of her artwork, challenging the nature of 'madness.'

Gallery: Altered Images

Altered Images

1 June 2010

Altered Images - an innovative exhibition, designed to stimulate engagement with the visual arts by people with disabilities, opens to the public at the Irish Museum of Modern Art from 17 June 2010 to 15 August 2010

Gallery: Maureen Oliver

Maureen Oliver

6 May 2010

Maureen Oliver's paintings echo another dimension of reality. The narratives within her artwork engage the viewer with a need to find out more about the human drama described in her paintings.

Gallery: Aidan Moesby

Aidan Moesby

4 May 2010

Aidan Moesby is a text artist who utilises a variety of media, technologies and approaches in order to realise the artwork.

Gallery: urban wastelands, desolate places by Kit Wells

Kit Wells

12 April 2010

By exploring our urban wastelands and desolate places in his paintings, Kit Wells points up human frailty and helplessness in a landscape created for man’s ease of living, but resulting in an inner-city hell.

Gallery: David Feingold

David Feingold

9 October 2009

David Feingold is a visual designer turned social worker, turned doctoral student in disability studies at National-Louis University, Chicago. He has found a way to turn pain into pictures and anguish into art - Disability Art, that is - in the form of digital visual assemblages.

Gallery: Russell Jones presents Unleashed

Russell Jones

3 September 2009

Dao is delighted to present a gallery selection of paintings from Unleashed an exhibition of Russell Jones work presented by Creative Future at Brighton Media Centre Gallery from 20 - 31 July 2009.

Gallery: Rachel Gadsden: Breaking Barriers

Rachel Gadsden: Breaking Barriers

20 July 2009

A gallery of details from the Breaking Barriers painting, commissioned by Parliamentary outreach developed in partnership with Essex County Council, The Women's Library, Rethink, Epping Forest Museum, and Southend Discovery Museum.

Pauline Alexander: The Many Faces of Discrimination

Pauline Alexander

23 April 2008

In collaboration with disabled sound and media artists Jon Adams and Caglar Kimyoncu, Pauline Alexander produced The Art of Discrimination. Here are some stills from that video installation.

Chris Hammond Gallery

Chris Hammond

31 October 2007

Chris Hammond is a gifted graphic artist and designer as evidenced by her work for Full Circle Arts - look at its leaflets and website for examples. Her inspirations are eclectic, ranging from the late Ian Stanton, to Rothko's work at Tate Modern.

Gallery: Tales From The Boarders

Tales from the Boarders Gallery

29 October 2007

A series of works from the installations created for 'Tales from the Boarders' by artists Anne Teahan and Damien Robinson.

Gallery: Tony Heaton

Tony Heaton

8 May 2007

Tony Heaton is a practising sculptor and leading figure within the Disability Arts movement. On these pages you will find a selection of some of his key works.

Tommy McHugh

Tommy McHugh

8 May 2007

Gallery of work from a Liverpool artist whose creativity came to the fore after having a stroke.

Phil Lancaster

Phil Lancaster

8 May 2007

Phil Lancaster's compelling, computer generated images express artistsic ideas as an intriguing and clever form of expression.

Andrew Roberts

Andrew Roberts

1 February 2007

DAO presents a small gallery of some of painter, Andrew Roberts' work.

Lara Varga

Lara Varga

16 December 2006

Gallery of work from printmaker, Illustrator and Book Artist Lara Varga.

Nancy Willis: Early Days Gallery

1 May 2006

A painter, printmaker and sculptor, Nancy Willis is an exceptional artist who has been exhibiting at mainstream and Disability Arts events since the mid 1970's.

John Exell

1 March 2006

Sculptural and visual arts pieces from John Exell in conjunction with Centrepieces - a Mental health system user-led art group in Crayford, Kent

Art + Power

1 December 2005

Gallery of work from Art + Power, a learning disability group based in Bristol.

Rachel Gadsden: Beyond the Asylum

Rachel Gadsden: Beyond the Asylum

1 October 2005

Beyond the Asylum: A collection of paintings by Rachel Gadsden which formed the basis for the accompanying narrative.

Colin Hambrook: Dreams of the Absurd

1 April 2005

Making paintings and prints about his experience of visions, hallucinations and dreams, brought Colin Hambrook into contact with emerging Disability Arts.

Mark Ware: The Dog that Barked like a Bird

Mark Ware

1 December 2004

These gallery pages contain stills from a video composition 'The Dog that Barked like a Bird' - originally based around a diary record the artist kept following a stroke in 1996. The film is part of a multi-media project, which also includes an exhibition and a play.

Crippen Cartoons

Crippen Cartoons

1 December 2004

Disabled cartoonist Dave Lupton has a unique cutting edge 'disability vision', and is constantly working to bring his cartoons to a wider audience.