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Concealed/Reveal: Disability as a creative force

    Curating for Change

    Until 21 April 2024 at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

    Go to any gallery in the country and you are sure to find works of beauty and creativity by Disabled, D/deaf and neurodivergent artists, whether in sculpture, paint, or performance. Yet, looking at the labels, you might never know the artists’ stories. Too often they remain hidden.

    This exhibition challenges that. Featuring artists such as Henri Matisse, J. M. W. Turner and Sarah Biffin, to local stories such artist Anthony Rossiter and performer Patrick Cotter O’Brien, it highlights how disability can be a creative force and questions why the experiences are socially stigmatised.

    It has been curated by Curatorial Fellow, Jo Barlow, and Curatorial Fellowship Assistant Freya Purcell, and produced with Curating for Change who work across England with a range of partners to deliver heritage, arts and research based projects, providing opportunities for disabled people not only to participate, but lead.

    20 museums including Bristol Museum and Art Gallery have been involved in Curating for Change, providing opportunities for D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people seeking a curatorial career.

    Curating for Change is delivered by Screen South through its Accentuate Programme and is funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund.

    End date: 10:00am on Monday April 22nd, 2024