The National Disability Arts Collection & Archive (NDACA) Award
In August 2017, I was chosen as of four artists to be awarded the National Disability Arts Collection & Archive Award. I was mentored by reknown Disability Arts Movement sculptor Tony Heaton OBE.
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Mentoring Sessions +
There we’re many focus points for the mentoring sessions; to gain new skills and expand on old skills, to receive critical and supportive feedback, networking and approaching venues/studios/galleries for opportunities, to locate and meet with accessible studios and workshops within London, in addition to building a personal relationship with my mentor to be able to freely discuss the difficulties, barriers and possibilities we all face in the art world.
Venues and Events +
During the mentoring sessions, Tony and I visited many venues and art organisations to look for suitable studio spaces, and we also went to many disability related events. Venues and organisations included Graeae Theatre (where I was then chosen to participate in the Ensemble Project, however I left after the first part as it was not suitable for me at this time), SPACE Studios, Camden College (looking for courses) and London Sculpture Workshop. Additionally, we attended Shaoe Arts Art Auction and the Hospital Club and UK Disability History Month Event (with speeches from Marc Quinn, MP John McDonell and Tony Heaton himself). We also enjoyed some lunches and exhibition visits whilst discussing our practices at The British Library and the Wellcome Collection.