The Beyond Art exhibition will be taking place at the BVSC Citizens Gallery in Digbeth from Wednesday 4 July until Thursday 30 August.
First you see the disability, then you get to know the person, and you may then see the talent. Organised by the Community Options Service at Birmingham City Council, the Beyond Art Exhibition is aiming to turn this around. First you see the talent, then you get to know the person, and you may see the disability.
The Beyond Art Exhibition will be exhibiting different pieces of art from community art groups, day centres, colleges, adult education and many other groups and individuals from across Birmingham.
The inspiring artwork on display has been produced by people who have learning or physical disabilities, mental health difficulties, autism, visual and hearing impairments and people who are 65 and over. As this exhibition has been produced as part of Birmingham City Council’s celebration of Carers Week it also features artwork produced by carers recognising the incredibly valuable work they do.
Together, we are aiming to approach disability in a different way – a way that allows the talent to be the first thing you see.
Our plans for the future include working with schools in and around Birmingham, and looking at holding art exhibitions within schools and community centres to further promote disability awareness.
Exhibition is open weekdays (Monday - Friday) from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Find out more about the Arts for Change Citizens Gallery at BVSC.