‘Samsara’ as part of The Attenborough Arts Centre ‘Takeover’. This display follows the inaugural launch of ‘Liberation’, at the Charles Wilson building in November 2016. Over 100 people contributed to this collaborative exhibition, from eight different community groups.

 

This work reflects my transition from lens-based media towards visual and alternative art-forms. Over the past few years, my interest has moved towards methods of storytelling which are less representative, towards abstraction. It marks a process of combining Lightseekers socially engaged projects with my evolving personal practice, due to ongoing concerns with the relevance and usefulness of ‘art’.

 

‘The new, socially engaged exhibition and events programme will have a positive impact in the promotion and research of disability culture. Our visual arts programme will focus on art that is relevant, engaging and accessible, critical and progressive. Our exhibitions will have a social motivation exploring the changing role of contemporary art, its local and global relevance; supporting practical, aesthetic, and poetic new approaches to our society, our environment and our place within the two’. Attenborough Arts.

 

Image © David Wilson Clarke