We are delighted to announce that our exhibition 'On Whose Shoulders We build' opens with a launch at ARC Stockton on 27 July 6.00-8.00pm as a blended online and in person event.
Curated by Black Robin and Vici Wreford-Sinnott, from his extensive archive, with contributions from other artists personal archives, we're sharing an introduction to the overall concept for the living archive. There's a montage wall featuring many artists and events from over the years, there are tributes to artists, images of artefacts and 11 featured artists who introduce us to many more artists, tell us about key moments and each give us a message about disability in the 21st century.
Featured artists in this exhibition include award winning actor, writer, presenter and producer Kim Tserkezie, who many people will remember as Penny Pocket in Balamory, film maker and singer songwriter Karen Sheader, formerly of punk band The Fugertivs, Andy Stafford from The Lawnmowers, Professor Simon McKeown and Deaf sign singer and poet Colly Metcalfe. Also featured are Paul James an Associate at Live Theatre, Lady Kitt who is a maker of social glue and is a Drag King, Candice Keenan from Full Circle Theatre Company, musician and photographer Kev Howard whose d-Formed exhibition was seen by over 30,000 people. Internationally acclaimed Gobscure and theatre and screen writer/director Vici Wreford-Sinnott.
The gallery exhibition has large print text available and audio tracks to cover each wall which you can get from Box Office. There is audio and image description available on the online 360 exhibition. Our launch event has BSL and captions. The gallery is on the second floor and is accessed by either stairs or lift. The gallery is level access throughout.
If you'd like to attend the launch event on 27 July, in person or online, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Exhibition runs from 28 July - 24 September (please check ARC opening times)
Please ask at Box Office for the access options for the exhibition which is on the 2nd floor of the building, accessible by both lift and stairs.