Making art accessible for all
I'm writing a book!
The book will be a practical guide to support inclusion within arts and culture. I was approached by NASEN (The National Association for Special Education Needs) to write the book and have recently signed a contract with the publishing house Routledge.
There is a back story to this...As well as being a practicing artist I also teach young people with learning difficulties and coordinate a festival; The West London Inclusive Arts Festival. During this time I wrote a manifesto to promote cultural inclusion for young people with special educational needs.
The manifesto has a wide range of signatories ranging from politicians, cultural organisations to practicing artists and individuals. You can read it here and hopefully sign it too.
The manifesto gained quite a lot of traction and resulted in a parliamentary launch in January of 2019. The picture shows me speaking at the launch event. The book is a natural progression of the manifesto. The book will explore how inclusion is happening in lots of different settings and give helpful advice on how this can replicated in other settings.
On another note I have these two pieces on show in Vout Vintage's pop up in Columbia Road.
I'll be showing both works on paper and works on wood at the fair; October 8th - 11th. More details to follow shortly.