Disability is no barrier to enjoying the arts
With studios open to the public throughout May during Oxfordshire Artweeks, Denise Mason, 42, who is confined to a wheelchair, showed that disability is no barrier to enjoyment of local art. Denise enjoyed visiting Artweeks exhibitions with her carer Rachel Swainston from Day and Nightcare Assistance, and was thrilled to be able to meet the artists and see their methods and materials first hand. Denise says “I enjoy sharing art with other like-minded people and it was great to be able to visit and talk to artists locally.”
Textiles artist Jan Ritchie on Witney High Street, (Artweeks venue 148) who works with printed, knitted and woven textiles, showed Denise new linocut prints, knitted soft furnishings, multi-media artwork and a range of cards and gifts.
Denise regularly enjoys exhibitions at the Oxford Centre for Enablement at the Nuffield Hospital in Oxford The Nuffield hospital is also taking part in Artweeks (venue 434) and Denise is looking forward to seeing the new paintings there later in the month.
Artweeks runs until 30th May.
All exhibitions are free and many are wheelchair friendly.
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