Graeae & CIA launch free exhibition: Reframing the Myth
Graeae Theatre Company, the ultimate catalyst for change in theatre has launched a breathtaking new free exhibition with Central Illustration Agency to champion deaf & disabled artists.
The exhibition features the work of 40 illustrators who have been partnered with Graeae Theatre Company’s actors, dancers, writers & directors. Each pairing has worked to produce a representation of the highs & lows of deaf and disabled community in the age of benefit cuts.
CIA artist Sir Peter Blake, himself a patron of Graeae, will be producing an original artwork illustrating the Greek Myth that gave the theatre company its name – a story of resourcefulness. This artwork will also be the first Blake artwork to be brought to life through animation by the CIA animation house Dog & Rabbit.
An illustration will be created LIVE to launch the exhibition tonight by CIA Illustrator Simon Spilsbury as Graeae Artist John Kelly performs a remix of Ian Dury’s ‘What a Waste’.
Graeae is a force for change in world-class theatre, breaking down barriers, challenging preconceptions and boldly placing Deaf and disabled artists centre stage.
Illustrations in main image from left to right: Anna Higgie, Mick Marston & Tim Marrs.
Here’s some awe-inspiring highlights in the exhibition: