An insightful piece on disability identity

Shoddy exhibition

figure-process-material-drawingI was asked to write something for a publication accompanying a project called Figure-Process-Material, part of the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle outreach and engagement programme. This project involved a number of community groups in an  educational programme that also aimed to connect people to local galleries and break down some barriers along the way.

Because I wasn’t involved in the project, I couldn’t respond directly to the project or the work being made. In fact, I almost didn’t write anything. What follows is a response to a conversation I’d had with Paul Digby, the project’s lead artist, and returns to a theme that Shoddy has been circling around, disability art.

Community arts projects which give disabled people the chance to try out new art forms, learn new techniques, and produce work for others to see have a valued role in the arts. The way they address issues of disability, however…

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About Knitting Time: art and poetry on the theme of psychosis

'Knitting Time: a journey through loss' is a poetry and visual arts project reflecting on the theme of art and psychosis. A book and exhibition of the work is due to be launched at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, West Sussex on 10 October 2013 to celebrate World Mental Health Day. During this research and development phase I want to gather responses, thoughts, recollections and comments, so please fill in my surveymonkey at and add your let me know what you think? Or feel free to email me via knitting-time [at]
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