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This portrait series depicts many of the prominent figures from the UK disability arts movement. The pieces are consciously focused on the face, perhaps with exaggerated colours and facial features to centre on the subject’s character and attitude.

About Tanya Raabe-Webber

The Tanya series of portraits loom large in DAM IN VENICE, with an entire wall showing paintings of hers of the activist leaders of the disability arts and rights movements in her Who’s Who and other series, which features in the exhibition.

The work magnificently conveys the power and pride of the disabled activist leaders of the Disability Arts Movement in a series of some 20 portraits. Through her deceptively simple expressionist style, she champions the visibility of disabled activists, while also aiming to convey through form and structure their more earthly, lived experiences.  

Banner image credit Andy Barker