We’ve really enjoyed working on the evaluation of Square Peg – Artlink Hull’s year long disability arts programme – so it was a pleasure to catch up with artist in residence, Jason Wilsher – Mills, at the opening of his multi media exhibition – Unexpected Engagement. It’s a great show and highly recommended; it runs until 6 April at Artlink Hull. To quote Jason,
‘We took the city of culture to the people who really needed it.’
Jason’s approach, inspired by his long history of working with communities, was to engage a wide range of different people in Hull in a series of workshops to enable them to tell their own stories through art. This in turn has influenced the creation of his own work for the exhibition.
It was great also to meet Monique Lock and her family who had travelled up from London for the opening. Monique had attended one of Jason’s workshops and her work features in the exhibition.