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PremierLeague-News.Com - Artist Alex Billingham has completed a five-week residency at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Birmingham news Black country artist breaking down barriers for disabled artists PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Artist Alex Billingham has completed a five-week residency at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Birmingham news Black country artist breaking down barriers for disabled artists PremierLeague-News.Com
23 November 2022 - 13:00

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Midlands artist Alex Billingham was awarded the residency as part of the Explorers Project, a programme from Project Art Works and Outside In which creates routes into artistic practice for people from neurodiverse backgrounds. As part of her residency, Alex has taken inspiration from the Herbert’s permanent collection to create and showcase an installation titled WoRD SouP. The title of this installation is a reference to the artist’s dyslexia, something she has been interested in exploring through words and text during her time at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum. Her installation will include a film that draws on her background in live art, experimental theatre and film. READ MORE:Primark opens cafe at Merry Hill - and it's Disney-themed Alex, from Rowley, describes her style as using an analogue approach to manipulate digital technology, allowing her to realise, “a low-fi visual style, binding grime with glitter to make beautifully dirty work”. She said: “I try to create work that is fun or entertaining, so there’s always something that people can enjoy or find amusing or have an immediate reaction to, without necessarily knowing about all of the history and ideas that have gone into it." As a young girl, Alex felt that there wasn't much help or support for conditions such as dyslexia, as they were only just beginning to become acknowledged. It is hoped that creating platforms for neurodivergent people will help cultural organisations to deepen their understanding and commit to change. Alex said: “The Explorers Project residencies are all focused on neurodiversity, and I think for a long time I didn’t necessarily think of myself in that way.

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. She has taken inspiration from the museum collections to create an amazing pop video which will be shown in the museum." Discussing the Explorers Project, he added: “The project has been vitally important in dismantling barriers and creating platforms for neurodivergent people, changing how they are positioned and described in culture. It has also opened pathways for cultural organisations like the Herbert to deepen their understanding and commit to inviting neurodivergent people into their spaces.” READ MORE:Warning part of Midlands could vanish into sea Outside In is a national charity, that describes itself as a celebration of the talent of artists outside of the mainstream. The charity aims to create a fairer art world, which challenges traditional values and institutional judgements about whose work can and should be displayed. José Sunshine-Okoro, Midlands Hub Manager at Outside In, said that they were are absolutely excited about what Alex has created over a very short space of time. He said: "Alex's way of seeing museum collections, and approaching her arts practice in this way to highlight the hyperreal and wonderful in a collection, is an exemplar of the way Outside In is supporting artists to access the arts." Read More Related Articles ITV I'm A Celebrity viewers 'fuming' over Celebrity Cyclone as iconic trial returns Read More Related Articles Jack Grealish receives response to 'stupid' comment about World Cup decision

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