The Shadowlight Artists are a unique collective of Oxfordshire based artists with learning disabilities. The group have had tremendous success with the showcasing of their work in mainstream galleries and at national & international festivals.
Recent successes include:
Richard Hunt of the Shadowlight Artists, won The Shape Open 2017 – ‘Power: The Politics of Disability’ in London in February 2017, for his painting Totempole which he created as part of the Creative Bridges project. Shape Patron Artists Yinka Shonibare MBE was one of the judges. Richard won a cash prize and was the first artist with a learning disability to win. Richard will be on the judging panel for the 2018 Shape Open.
The Shadowlight Artists group production film “Landscapes”, Richard Hunt’s film “Amazing Art” and Mark Hemsworth’s film “Moods & Seasons” all played at the “Picture This…Film Festival” in Alberta in Canada in March 2017.
The Shadowlight Artists had six films showing at the Together! Disability Film Festival 2016 in London during December 2016.
The Shadowlight Artists won the 2016 Haelo Award at the Haelo Film Festival in Manchester in November 2016.
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.
The Shadowlight group production Dreamsville has also been screened at Together! Disability Film Festival in December 2015, OVADA Gallery in October 2016 and at the Paralympic Festival in Queen Elizabeth Park, London in September 2016.
The Community Channel, a national TV station dedicated to highlighting community, voluntary and charity issues broadcast all of the film work produced by the group during Creative Bridges, on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2016. The films continue to get repeat broadcasts into 2017.
More info on Shadowlight Artists:
Twitter @Shadowlightart Web www.filmoxford.org/shadowlight-artists
Intro Video about the group https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRZMzGIlh_8