Image Description - two female performers are seated close together facing each other, caught in a natural moment chatting backstage. Karen Sheader is facing Lindsay Carter who has sparkling blue make up on her cheek. Lindsay has her hand to her mouth as she chats and is holding a soft toy - a dog wearing comedy glasses. It is a lovely intimate moment.
About On Whose Shoulders We Build
Heralding a new wave of Disability Art in the North East, we are delighted to be working in collaboration with Black Robin who has secured funding from Arts Council England to develop a living archive to gather and create a platform to share work from disabled artists past and present. It is essential to collate a body of otherwise hidden work from the disability arts community and to reflect the work undertaken by many to bring about the change we have today.
On Whose Shoulders We Build now has it's own website celebrating and paying tribute to the pioneering work of a vibrant artistic community. The North East has a rich and proud tradition of self-organised disability arts practice, which has remained discreet and hidden. The specific and rich nature of disability art in the North East, and its heritage, is put centre-stage. Fascinating portraits, quotes and artefacts reflecting the voices, contemporary work & thinking of disabled people from our region will build over time.