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Launch Night of Annabel Mednick, 'Beneath the Skin' and panel discussion

Thursday, 8 February 2018,
18:00 to 20:30

You are warmly invited to the launch night of Annabel Mednick, Beneath the Skin. The evening begins with a panel discussion that reflects on the importance of the Arts as an inclusive space for the representation of disability and accessibility. It will also consiser the application of the social model of disability and the Arts. The panellist include:
Annabel Mednick
Leo Collins
Dr Allison Boggis, UoS
Hugh Whittall, Nuffield Council on Bioethics
John Ferguson

Follwed by the viewing of the exhibition in the Waterfront gallery
7.00pm - 8.30pm

This exhibition is a collaboration between artist Annabel Mednick and Leo Collins. It is an exploration in paint of the life and capability of an intelligent, articulate young man in which his disability is acknowledged.

The project began in 2015 when, Leo who is transgender and has cerebral palsy approached Annabel as he was interested in working with an artist. He wanted to show that disability and constant movement is not a barrier to exploring life.

Annabel is an experienced artist who works mainly in oil on canvas. She has exhibited internationally and has won awards for her work which , including at the BP National Portrait Gallery portrait awards.  She often works thematically over periods of time to create bodies of work to be presented in their entirety. 

The idea of painting and drawing someone who constantly moves and had altered thier external appearance to fit more with what they felt like on the inside, appealed to the artist. This two project has resulted in a body of work that incorporates paintings and drawings alongside film, sound and poetry. The exhibition invites the viewer to look at the person rather than the disability but without pretending that the disability is not there. 


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