AD Q&A - engaging with Disability Arts in Art Education

Join us for an AD Q&A with Colin Hambrook, founding editor of Disability Arts Online; artist Tony Heaton OBE; and Dr Claire Penketh, chair of the anti-ableist pedagogy special interest group and AD #35 guest editor.

The panel will be exploring issues raised in the most recently published AD. 

Questions and themes will include: 

We Are Invisible: We Are Visible (WAIWAV): Reflections on its aims and impact

Why has there been little engagement with Disability Arts (and disability more broadly) in the school curriculum?

Historically disabled people have been excluded from an art education that would inform a potential career as an artist. There is  for example, a lack of role models. What steps are needed to both unpack why this continues to happen and what steps are needed to break this cycle?


Who can join? Anyone with an interest in anti-ableism in art and design education

Cost: Free but registration is essential - see link below


Date: Monday 12 December

Time: 16.00 - 17.00

Where: Online


Register here

Want to read the latest issue of AD magazine for free?

NSEAD is proud to support UK Disability History Month, themed this year as 'Disability, Health and Well Being'.

From 16 November until 16 December 2022 we are opening up the latest issue of AD Magazine, which is the anti-ableist takeover edition, guest edited by Dr Claire Penketh. It features disabled and non-disabled artists, academics, teachers and pupils, and will act as an essential guide with practical advice and guidance for every educational phase and setting. 

Available as a downloadable pdf, we hope you will share and discuss this valuable anti-ableist resource with colleagues in the education community. 


Find out more: 

Colin Hambrook and Disability Arts Online  

Artist, Tony Heaton OBE

Associate Professor,  Claire Penketh


Image: OUT OF ORDER, an intervention in lift 1 The Baltic, Gateshead, Tony Heaton & Terry Smith © Terry Smith