Disabled artists launch exhibition for MK50

Date Posted:22/06/2017

Now you See Me is an exhibition of works that showcase the talent of Disabled artists from Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas. The exhibition aims to raise awareness, challenge perceptions and reduce stigma surrounding both physical disability and mental health, whilst also addressing accessibility within the visual arts through a programme of events.

Through the exhibition we hope to raise awareness of the work that Disabled artists can produce regardless of the limitations that society places upon them, recognising that disabled people should have the opportunity to participate fully in the arts.

Curated by Arts for Health Milton Keynes in partnership with MKDAD and centre.mk, the exhibition showcases 50 works, to coincide with the MK50 celebrations. The exhibition will run from Wednesday 21st June until Saturday 15th July 2017.

Alongside the exhibition will run an events programme aimed at engaging audiences and provoking discussion about accessibility in the visual arts.

Saturday 24th June 2017: Exhibition Opening. Exhibition Space.

Saturday 24th June 2017: Demonstration by artist Keith Jansz, who is a Member Artist of The Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists. 11am, Exhibition Space.

Friday 7th July 2017: A workshop with Sally Booth exploring audio description, 1-3pm. Exhibition Space

Thursday 13th July 2017: Art as Advocacy, a talk by Jade French exploring curatorial practice by people with learning disabilities as a tool for self-advocacy. This event is in partnership with MK Gallery as part of their Scratch Night programme. 7pm, MK Gallery

Friday 14th July 2017: Event at the MK Rose to mark the official Milton Keynes Disability Awareness Day, followed by a procession back to the exhibition space for closing event and refreshments. 11am, MK Rose