Created as a collaborative project by the Shadowlight Artists, a group of artists with learning disabilties based in Oxford, Portraits is inspired by old master portrait paintings bring them to life with a contemporary and comedic edge.
Shadowlight Artists (UK)
The Shadowlight Artists were formed in 2009, and have in common that each member has a learning disability and a demonstrated track record of commitment to their own work, and a desire to not only be seen as creative champions within the learning disability community, but for their work to be seen on an equal footing to that of ‘mainstream’ artists. Within a supported framework provided by Film Oxford, the Shadowlight Artists have achieved a considerable degree of self-determination. Through monthly meetings the group decide their future direction as well as providing a mutually supportive platform for the creative discussion of their diverse practices.