How to be a Dyslexic Artist & Other Stories

Launch Event: 17/07/2019, 18:00-20:30

Project Display: Participation Floor (2nd Floor) The Tetley, Hunslet Rd, Leeds, LS10 1JQ Open daily until 10/11, 10:00-17:00 (20:00 Weds)

How to be a Dyslexic Artist! is a display of images and videos resulting from a short course exploring personal experiences of being an adult dyslexic in our text heavy society.

How to be a Dyslexic Artist! is delivered by artist / consultant Benedict Phillips and his team, Linda Tomlinson, Ros Lehany and Kelly Culver who bring with them a wide range of skills including, sculpture techniques, creative writing, costume design and production, photography and performance art. The team have worked with the participants over weekly sessions to create a personal manifesto, props and costumes to generate an ‘alternative persona’ resulting in new artworks including studio portraits of their new creations.

The project participants are:

John Arnison – Alessandra Cali’ – Ollie Getley – Fran Hennessy Eve Miller – Emma Roberts – Rabhia Saeeda – Laura Taylor Alicia Wallace – Mara West – Lo Whitehead

Image: “The Invisible” performance for camera by Rabhia Saeeda Photographed by Benedict Phillips

How to be a Dyslexic Artist! is supported by funding from Leeds Inspired & Arts Council England. With special thanks to project partners The Tetley, Digital Media Labs, Jonathan Turner & Glenn Boulter.

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