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To mark Disability History Month, our November network event will explore barriers in the visual art world for disabled artists.
About this Event To mark Disability History Month, our November network event will explore barriers in the visual art world for disabled artists and audiences. We've invited Ananya Rao-Middleton who is a feminist illustrator and post-concussion syndrome survivor and Jade French museum professional and author of Inclusive Curating in Contemporary Art: A Practical Guide. Please join us for this important discussion on disability and accessibility in the arts. Speakers: Ananya is a 27-year-old freelance illustrator and chronic illness advocate who uses her work to express herself post-brain injury and as someone living with MS. Vivid, vibrant and explorative, Ananya’s illustrations explore the lived experiences of women in relation to chronic illness, racism and sexism, using colours inspired by nature to create wild, tropical backdrops to bring her work to life. She describes herself as a feminist illustrator and an advocate for people with invisible illnesses. Jade French is based in Liverpool, UK. She is a museum professional and academic whose work examines access and participation within visual arts and museology with a focus on the support and facilitation of learning disabled artists and curators. French is currently a Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Culture Studies at the University of Leeds where she teaches and has recently published the monograph ‘Inclusive Curating in Contemporary Art’. Image Credit: Ananya Rao-Middleton This event will be facilitated on Zoom by Susuana Amoah.