" The object of art is to give life a shape"
The Worldwide Weave
Beauty and culture are binding threads running through Camphill life: buildings, the arts, music, festivals and plays. One of the most powerful expressions of how residents see their lives, the environment and their world is the Worldwide Weave.
Disability arts is a powerful movement full of talented people and creative companies who force us to rethink the stereotypes that too often shape attitudes and policies
The Arts are an incredibly powerful way of making us confront and defy stereotypes around disability.
Fast moving, raw and eye-opening, Mia by the amazing Mind the Gap theatre company explores the truths and myths about learning disability and parenthood.
Larry and Sophie are in love. They want to be alone together. They have intellectual disabilities. Brilliant, funny, poignant movie by the Blue Teapot Theatre Company.
Eurythmy is an expressive movement art originated by Rudolf Steiner and Marie von Sivers. Colours and movement flow into each other to create a unity of spirit and purpose. A performance art, it is also used in education, especially in Waldorf schools, and for therapeutic purposes.
Hermann Gross was
at the Camphill
School in Aberdeen
from 1963 till the
end of his life in 1988.
A descendant of the German Expressionist movement, having studied with some of the most eminent artists of his time in Paris and Berlin, Gross found his inspiration in this small community in North East Scotland. Read more about Hermann Gross.
The Archive and Collection preserves the legacy of disability arts, allowing future generations of disabled people to celebrate the creative and political artefacts of disability. “This Archive tells a powerful heritage story about the Disability Arts Movement."
DISABILITY ARTS ONLINE is an organisation led by disabled people, set up to advance disability arts and culture through the pages of our journal. Its raison d’être is to support disabled artists, as much as anything by getting the word out about the fantastic art being produced by artists within the sector.
INTERNATIONAL is a website and regular digital newsletter developed and coordinated by the British Council. Disability Arts International aims to promote the work of an exciting generation of top-class disabled artists, disabled-led companies and inclusive arts organisations.