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Jason and His Argonauts

A touring exhibition from 20-21 Visual Arts Centre

The Corby Rocker by Jason Wilsher-Mills

11 April – 2 July 2022

About the artist

Jason Wilsher-Mills is a disabled digital artist who initially trained as an oil painter. He later learned to embrace the pixel and use digital technology when he became disabled. Jason has exhibited widely, both internationally and throughout the UK, including presenting work at V&A Late, Tate Exchange at Tate Modern and Liberty Festival, London. He has produced commissions for Sky Arts, ITVthe British Council and the Houses of Parliament and was the recipient of the prestigious Adam Reynolds Award 2020. 

Jason’s work celebrates disability, his northern workingclass heritage, popular culture from his childhood and the life experiences of other disabled people. These themes are explored through cutting edge technologies, resulting in Jason’s brightly coloured, largescale, humorous art.

About the exhibition

Jason & his Argonauts on Tour is an Arts Council England funded project, which sees Jason working with disabled communities around the UK to design the work, including Venture Arts in Manchester and groups in North Lincolnshire, Hull, Corby and London. 

Exploring themes of disability, this new body of work tells the stories of these geographically diverse, learning-disabled groups, mixing them with Jason’s own biography, creating new narratives and myths about the artist. The exhibition features Jason’s vibrant, hyper-joyful inflatable and fibreglass sculptures and light box digital paintings, along with highly ornate wallpaper and interactive exhibits. 

Find out more about Jason Wilsher-Mills, his art and his work with disabled communities here.


Visiting the gallery

All exhibitions are free and open to the public, but we do sometimes close the gallery for school visits and special events, or you may visit at a time when creative activity is taking place so the space might be noisier than you expect!

Please read our Opening Times page as a guide and do phone 01302 341662 before visiting to check what’s on – especially if you are travelling in to Doncaster.

Please note – the gallery will be closed for special events on the following dates:

  • Monday 16 May until 12pm
  • Friday 20 May
  • Friday 27 July

 

Jason and his Argonauts on Tour is a 20-21 Visual Arts Centre Touring Exhibition.

Photography: Jules Lister

   

 


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