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Artist talk with gallerist Jennifer Gilbert & artist Lucy Jones, Jennifer Lauren Gallery

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Earlier this year I carried out research into what disabled artists felt was currently missing and what they would like to see happen to help them along the way. One of the things that came out of the research was a desire to hear from disabled artists who have become more established and accepted into the mainstream contemporary art world. Therefore I would like to invite you to join me on a journey to find out more about how disabled artists have achieved recognition in the mainstream art world. Through a series of talks, these artists will share with you the path to their success including how they overcame barriers and helped to change a few mindsets along the way. After each talk, you will have the opportunity to ask questions. You may want to hear more about how to break down barriers, avoid the pitfalls, and find the best way to navigate through the art world. There is no such thing as a silly question.

The first is on Tuesday 8 December 2020 at 11am for one hour on zoom, with acclaimed artist Lucy Jones, who is represented by Flowers Gallery. The talk will be live with time for questions. BSL interpretation is provided as well as a live transcript through otter.ai – should you have any other access requirements please let me know.

A little about Lucy: “I am a painter working on the borders of Wales. My work has been a journey through my life. Looking out at the world, originally London and now the landscape. Self-portraiture has been the other side of my practice reflecting on how the world sees me, with my tongue in cheek and with humour. Recently I have picked up again on portrait work, with a searing honesty, mainly of people who I know extremely well.

My dyslexia and cerebral palsy have been my advantage as whether a landscape, self-portrait or portrait painting, I am after the nub, essence and truth, I strip things bare.”

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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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Photo, Jennie Gill, Yorkshire Artspace, Sheffield. Photo Our Favourite Places / Nigel Barker for Yorkshire Artspace.