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A talk between Gallerist Jennifer Gilbert & artist Tony Heaton, Jennifer Lauren Gallery


Join Jennifer Gilbert from the Jennifer Lauren Gallery for a live conversation with artist and sculptor Tony Heaton OBE, to hear how his disability has informed his work over the years.

This talk is on Thursday 17 December 2020 at 6pm for one hour on zoom. The talk will be live with time for questions. BSL interpretation is provided as well as a live transcript through – should you have any other access requirements please let me know. PLEASE BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE THROUGH EVENTBRITE:

A little about Tony Heaton OBE: “Tony is a practising Sculptor, Chair of Shape Arts and Consultant/Advisor to many major cultural organisations, including: The British Council, Tate and the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries. He is the initiator of NDACA – the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive. His sculpture, Gold Lamé, recently occupied The Liverpool Plinth and is currently installed at the Riverside Museum, Glasgow. His ‘Monument to the Unintended Performer’ was installed on the Big 4 at the entrance to Channel 4 TV Centre in celebration of the 2012 Paralympics. His sculpture ‘Squarinthecircle?’ is situated outside the school of architecture, Portsmouth University.

He was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours, 2013, for services to the arts and the disability arts movement and has an Alumni Award from Lancaster University and honorary Doctorates from both the University of Leicester and the new University Bucks.”

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Photo, Crowds enjoying Garden of Light, by TILT. Lumiere London 2016, produced by Artichoke, supported by Mayor of London. Credit Matthew Andrews 2016.

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