Graeae Theatre

‘Reframing the Myth’ with Graeae Theatre at The Guardian

2016

In 2016 Graeae Theatre Company, the ultimate catalyst for change in theatre launched a breathtaking new exhibition with Central Illustration Agency to champion deaf & disabled artists.The exhibition interpreted the outstanding artistic achievements of the artists that have worked with Graeae over the last 35 years, while also highlighting the challenges that members of the Deaf and disabled community face due to the governments ongoing changes to the benefits system. CIA artist Sir Peter Blake, himself a patron of Graeae, produced an original artwork illustrating the Greek Myth that gave the theatre company its name – a story of resourcefulness.

Sara Pope was invited to create a piece representing Jenny Sealey MBE, Artistic Director of the Graeae Theatre and Co-Artistic Director for the Paralympic Games. Sara’s neon piece ‘Love, Life, Listen’ expressed Jenny’s zest and love for life as well as her passion for communication.

The exhibition was presented at the Guardian Exhibition Space, Kings Cross, London.

Press:

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