Introducing the Arts as Advocacy Curatorial Collective

PhD student Jade French has published a blog post on the website of the Bluecoat, Liverpool’s Centre for the Contemporary Arts, regarding an upcoming exhibition related to her project AaA.

Later this year, Bluecoat will host an exhibition curated by the AaA Collective as part of the Art as Advocacy project.

The collective are five adults with learning disabilities, recruited from Halton Speak Out and Bluecoat’s own Blue Room project. They will curate the exhibition but also carry out research and collaboration with other artists from around Liverpool.

Art as Advocacy is a research project facilitated by Jade French, a postgraduate student in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, as part of her PhD. The project is run in partnership with the University of Leeds, self-advocacy charity Halton Speak Out and Liverpool’s cultural hub Bluecoat.

Art as Advocacy Working with artist Joseph CotgraveJade introduces the project’s background in the first of three blog posts. The next two blog instalments will be put together by the AaA Collective themselves. All three of the blogs will reveal to audiences for the first time the group’s unique approaches to curating.