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Ju Gosling aka ju90 is an artist who works mainly with digital lens-based media, as well as performance, text and sound. Ju situates her work largely within the theories and traditions of the international Disability Arts movement, and has gained an international reputation. In this Blog ju90 will focus on the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People as it relates to art, culture and sport.

In search of a level access playing field

27 June 2011

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Portrait of a figure looking at an artwork depicting the back of a woman

As disabled artists, we know that our work is as good as anyone else’s. Indeed, since our lives force us into a more intense relationship with society and the environment, as well as developing our observation, precision and problem-solving skills, you could argue that it’s better. History will also ensure that the international Disability Arts movement is recorded and recognised alongside the rest. We already have an impressive record of exhibitions, festivals and publications,...

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ju90 discusses the recent cuts, as she takes her show on tour

5 April 2011

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This week we are all still trying to process the impact of the Arts Council cuts, not just to Disability Arts organizations like Dada South, but also to the ‘mainstream’ organizations. Which activities will be dropped when organizations are facing a 7-10%+ cut (more in real terms) in the next financial year? Surely it will include a large number of ‘educational’, ‘outreach’ and ‘community based’ activities, all of which will disproportionately...

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