Reframed: Disability Aesthetics and Institutional Change in the Visual Arts

Date: June 26, 2024 - June 26, 2024

Join the British Council and Disability Arts Online for an online panel discussion about disability in the visual arts featuring artists, curators and arts professionals from across the world. They will explore several key questions including:

  • What are the key challenges and opportunities at this moment?
  • What are the similarities and differences across Europe and beyond?
  • What does best practice look like?
  • What are the key initiatives? How do we move forward?

This online event comes at a key juncture for discussion of disability in the visual arts. This year’s Crip Arte Spazio (Disability Arts Movement in Venice), an exhibition curated by Shape Arts to coincide with Venice Biennale 2024 has been seen as a watershed moment in the representation of disability arts practice in visual arts. In addition, the Finnish Pavilion is showing work by Jenni-Juulia Wallinheimo-Heimonen, a disabled artist.

Panel 1 – How do you make institutional change?

  • Tony Heaton OBE, Sculptor, UK (panel chair)
  • Elinor Morgan, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, UK
  • Kate Brehme, Curator, Germany
  • Sean Lee, Tangled Arts, Canada
  • Yvonne Billimore, Artist-Curator, Finland/Scotland

Panel 2 – Curation and Art – Disability Aesthetics

  • Aidan Moesby, Artist/Curator, UK/Norway (panel chair)
  • Heather Peak, Artist and CEO/AD of DASH, UK
  • Ana Garcia Jacome, Artist, Mexico
  • Jenni-Juulia Wallinheimo-Heimonen, Artist, Finland
  • Iarlaith Ni Fheorais, Curator, Ireland

This event is delivered by the British Council, Disability Arts Online and curated by disabled curator Aidan Moesby.

Event Schedule (GMT+1 London, Lisbon)

  • 15:00 – 15:15 Introductions from British Council and Aidan Moesby
  • 15:15 – 16:20 Panel 1
  • 16:20 – 16:25 Break
  • 16:25 – 17:30 Panel 2

Event ends 17:30


This event will be British Sign Language and International Sign Language interpreted. There will also be live captioning (not AI).

The event will be in English with translation into French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish.