St Paul’s remove the barriers to disability through art
The competition was idea of Nursery Teacher Mrs Turton who was finding out about the UK Disability History Month which started yesterday. She held a gallery to display the art work entered for the competition in which the children were asked to create art which promoted disability, re-create art which was created by an artist with a disability, or create art with something other than their hands.
There were nearly 60 entries, plus other entries from parents and families. Nicky Finney Head Teacher said “ I am really impressed with the thought and talent that has gone into producing these fantastic pieces of art. The children have really challenged themselves and have involved their whole families in creating entries for this competition. I am very proud of the children for producing such high quality work for such an important issue. I would like to pass on special thanks to Mrs Turton who has created this opportunity for the children to showcase their talents”
The UK Disability History Month Website (www.ukdhm.org.uk) provided the information relating to the month and stated that: We would like local museums, libraries, councils, schools and colleges, work places and trade unions to put on exhibitions, talks and events during November/December 2017. So we thought we would start planning our event! The website asked us to examine artists who have been disabled, artists who have featured disabled people through a social model lens but also to understand the attitudes existing at different times over history towards disabled people through their portrayal in Art. The winners of our competition were ‘Laila Wasim and Macy Tolley’ and ‘Violet Maskery and her mum Rebecca’. The parent only winner is Rebecca Buglass.
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