Everyone’s heard of Average Joe, but has anyone ever met him?
What does he look like and how does he act?
Is he even a he?
And could you be Average Joe?
This image is a part of Niet Normaal, a new exhibition which explores what is and isn’t normal through the work of cutting edge contemporary artists.
This show finished in 2010, good news, the show is being run at Liverpool as part of a disability Art festival DaDaFest. Find out more here: http://www.dadafest.co.uk/the-festival/niet-normaal/
Transformers: How enabling design has transformed disability
This forthcoming show at the National Centre for Craft and Design looks fascinating – ‘Transformers: How enabling design has transformed disability’, from 14 July to 30 September.
2012 is the year that the Paralympics come home to Britain and we are celebrating this with a summer exhibition looking at how enabling design has transformed disability. In the face of adversities the human race has an uncanny ability to survive, repair, learn and improve. Transformers will look at the brains behind some of these designs and innovations and at the people who use them. (This is museum own wording, I disagreed with face(ing) of adversities comment, there is no need to overcome disability)
July 12, 2012
[Picture description: The large, circular form represents the wheel of the wheelchair, above this is a small circular black tennis ball hangs suspended in space, with the tennis racquet poised to smash the ball across the net] Today blog is honoring Murray’s appearance in the Wimbledon Men’s Final, I am following the theme of tennis, …
[Picture description: The words: ‘You inspire me with your determination and I love you’. Below these words is a scratchy pen and ink rendering of two birds atop wild flowers, and the Paralympic symbol etched in a rough way, which leads down the page.] The Olympics and the Paralympics are almost among us, and thus …