Work by deaf and disabled artists is the subject of London Disability Arts Forum: The ICI Collection – a new exhibition currently running at Richmond Council’s refurbished Stables Gallery in Twickenham.
The exhibits are drawn from paintings, drawings and photographs originally displayed at ICI’s headquarters in the West End. Organisers say the exhibition, which runs until 22 June, is the only time this stimulating show will be on public display as all works are for sale.
Twickenham Councillor John Coombs, Cabinet Member for Youth, Culture and Leisure on Richmond Council, says the council has a long history of showcasing “work by a range of creative people outside the artistic mainstream, including deaf and disabled artists.”
“This inclusive approach is central to everything we do and runs through our exhibition programme and education work.”
The restored stables block at Orleans House was officially opening last month by Margaret Hodge MP, Minister for Culture, Creative Industries and Tourism and has been supported by the Heritage Lottery fund.