The Shadowlight Artists are an independent group of digital artists with learning disabilities based in Oxfordshire, supported by Film Oxford. DONATE TO THE SHADOWLIGHT ARTISTS HERE
For the most up-to-date news, photos and videos see the groups facebook page
Film Oxford presents new work by the Shadowlight Artists, an independent group of artists with learning disabilities based in Oxfordshire, including installation, painting and seven new films.
Free exhibition – Tuesday 11th – Sunday 16th October 2016
Times: Tues-Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 12pm-5pm More details
The Shadowlight Artists were Shortlisted for the National Diversity Awards for best Disability Organisation (out of over 20,000 nominations). The event was held at the Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool on 16th September 2016. Danny Smith and Richard Hunt went along to the ceremony to represent the group.
More on the awards can be found here
Big success for Shadowlight Artists
The group have been another awarded another grant by The Arts Council Of England in May 2015 for project called “Creative Bridges”. The group will make new films and other creative work to exhibit in 2016 and 2017.
Over the last few years there has been plenty of creative success for The Shadowlight Artists, their work have been shown at Galleries (including Modern Art Oxford), at large public events, on the internet, on National TV, at Local, National and International Film Festivals and at National Film Theatre and Southbank Centre in London.
Some of the group were recently interviewed for local TV
The Group have completed all their productions and are now in the exhibition phase of the “Creative Bridges”. The group exhibited Creative Bridges at Cornerstone Galley 12th July to 14th August 2016. Up-to-date photos, videos and more info can be found on their facebook page.
The new work includes a group production called “Dreamsville” which premiered at Modern Art Oxford on 4th December 2015. Dreamsville has also been screened at Together2012 disability Film Festival in December 2015, OVADA gallery and at the Paralympic Festival in Queen Elizabeth Park, London in September 2016.
The group have also had their film “The Cave” exhibited at the London Disability Film Festival, and at Pegasus Theatre, Phoenix Cinema and OVADA Visual Arts Gallery in Oxford. Earlier in 2015 the group have also been involved in a creative exchange with artists from Magdalen Road Studios.
Danny Smith has had his film “A Time for a Change” chosen for the prestigious Sprout Film festival in New York, which takes the cream of the worlds best films made by filmmakers with Learning disabilities.
Find a small selection of the groups videos in player below. There are many more films on Shadowlight Artists Youtube Channel
Shadowlight Artists in the news
Chris Oakley Lead Artists supporting Shadowlight Artists
Shadowlight Artists Films on Mencaps Artspider website
Shadowlight Artists on Media Trusts Website
Many Thanks also to St Michaels and All Saints Trust for their support to the Shadowlight Artists