Tony Heaton. Gold Lamé.
© Photo by: John Barraclough
Tony Heaton's Gold Lame is a gold-painted specialist car for wheelchair users which is suspended in mid-air in a gallery space
Tony Heaton is a Visual Artist/Sculptor and Curator who works in a variety of materials from direct carving to assemblage and film. Much of his work reflects and responds to a disabling world.
He has exhibited internationally and has created both public realm and private commissions, including ‘Monument to the Unintended Performer’ which was installed on the BIG 4 at the entrance to channel 4 TV centre in celebration of the 2012 Paralympics, created in recognition of all those disabled people who are subject to scrutiny, just by virtue of their impairment.
He was invited to recreate his sculpture ‘Great Britain from a Wheelchair’ for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Paralympic Games as lecterns for Lord Coe and Sir Phillip Craven. ‘Great Britain from a Wheelchair-Revisited’ utilised contemporary sports wheelchairs and running blades within its construction.
In addition to his work as an artist Tony Heaton has many years’ experience as a consultant/advisor, platform speaker, writer, curator and chair for events, conferences and post-show discussions within an arts and museums setting.
As part of Does it Matter? A series of short films produced by Artsadmin and Xenoki for 14|18 NOW & Channel 4 Tony Heaton made the short film Breathe Nothing of Slaughter