Category Archives: Square Peg

New Exhibition Carries Message Against Govt. Disability Measures

Jason Wilsher-Mills once described himself as a ‘reluctant digital artist’ but now through engaging with different technologies, including iPad Art and Augmented Reality, he is breaking down barriers, building trust and telling the moving stories of the different communities he works with. Continue reading

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Bash Street Kids meets I Daniel Blake with Jason Wilsher-Mills

With a certain feeling of symmetry and satisfaction, we end the current Square Peg programme where we began, with portraiture in the community. Jason Wilsher-Mills is a Lincolnshire based artist, Continue reading

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High fashion prosthetics on display Princes Quay

While you are doing your Christmas shopping you may happen upon a pop-up unit inside Princes Quay (ramp entrance) with an eye-catching, art nouveau sandal in the window. Continue reading

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The Dyslexia Portrait for Square Peg

‘I was told I was stupid… I was told I didn’t work hard enough, that I was lazy… I was made to feel less… that I’d never amount to much in life…’ just a few examples of the kind of experiences participants in The Dyslexia Portrait had to endure. Continue reading

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Alien Sex Capsule Changing views of HIV

Never have I felt such a buzz around an Artlink show as there is around Alien Sex Capsule by artist John Walter and for the next six weeks, until Sept 29th, it is here in Hull for Square Peg at Artlink. Continue reading

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Have you seen her…? Visible Girls Revisited exhibition at Artlink

By hosting Visible Girls Revisited by Anita Corbin, Hull becomes the next chapter in a story that began in 1981. With camera in hand a young non-conformist Anita began capturing on film the spectacular diversity within the many groups and tribes of women, who existed outside of the mainstream.  Continue reading

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Dog Basket Baboon by Oliver MacDonald

Dog Basket Baboon is the unusual name given by artist Oliver MacDonald, for the third Square Peg exhibition at Artlink in Hull. Featuring a busy pseudo artist studio centred around craftsmanship and weaving, plus six other playful mixed media works, including a Whirlie Wheeler. Continue reading

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Hull Gallery Returns to Roots for Disability and Diversity Programme

Artlink the Centre for Community Arts on Princes Avenue returns to its beginnings as a centre for disability arts, for Roots and Routes, season two of Hull 2017.  Back in 1982 Artlink was part of the Shape Network, a national movement started in 1974, that sought to raise the profiles and increase opportunities for disabled artists.  In 2017 Square Peg will see the community arts gallery delivering a year long disability and diversity programme of events.   Continue reading

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It is not all about me: Portrait Untold with Tanya Raabe

It is not all about me, the opener the group hit upon as I sat having my portrait painted last week by artist Tanya Raabe. The renowned painter was in Hull for a weeklong residence with her national Portraits Untold project as part of Square Peg, a new disability and diversity initiative devised by staff at Artlink Centre for Community Arts. Continue reading

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