Exhibition in Scunthorpe – ‘Jason and His Argonauts’ by Jason Wilsher-Mills

Monumental and colourful sculptures and digital artworks by award winning artist Jason Wilsher-Mills, made in collaboration with disabled communities across the UK.

Jason and his Argonauts

9 October 2021 to 8 January 2022

Opening Times: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm (closed Sundays and Mondays)

Venue details: 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Church Square, Scunthorpe DN15 6TB
Venue contact information: 01724 297070 20-21.epd@northlincs.gov.uk
Website: www.2021VisualArtsCentre.co.uk

Jason & his Argonauts is a major new exhibition by Shape Arts Adam Reynolds Award Winning artist Jason Wilsher-Mills. Working with disabled communities around the UK, including Venture Arts in Manchester and groups in North Lincolnshire, Hull, Corby and London, he has produced monumental and vibrant sculpture and murals filling the 300 square meter space at 20-21 in Scunthorpe.
Exploring themes of disability, this new body of work tells the stories of these geographically diverse, learning-disabled groups, mixing them with Jason’s own biography, creating new narratives and myths about the artist.

At the centre of this exhibition is Jason’s most ambitious work to date; a 10 metre long inflatable sculpture which has been designed so that visitors can walk through it and interact with images inside the ‘tunnel’. This giant sculpture relates people’s stories from the Changing Places movement – a campaign calling for fully accessible toilets equipped with height adjustable changing benches, tracking hoists and space for two carers to be installed in all large public venues throughout the UK. The tunnel through the sculpture is richly decorated and has been scanned digitally to feature in Jason’s augmented reality universe.

This huge Argonaut inflatable is accompanied by Jason’s other vibrant, hyper-joyful inflatable and fibreglass sculptures and light box digital paintings, along with highly ornate wallpaper and floor decals, which will be interactive and linked to his surreal, highly coloured and fully interactive Augmented Reality app which is free to download.

Find out more about Jason Wilsher-Mills, his art and his work with disabled communities at https://www.jwmartist.co.uk/

Access info:
20-21 is fully accessible to pushchairs and wheelchairs. There are parking spaces for blue badge holders next to the Library on Carlton Street. For further information about accessibility at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre please contact us using our online form or call 01724 297070.

A pdf Access Statement for 20-21 is available to download at http://www.2021visualartscentre.co.uk/visiting-20-21/
Images (attached to email)