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Irish filmmaker and photographer, Black Robin has created a living archive that celebrates the rich history of disability art in the North-East as well as the vibrant community of disabled people who forged a path towards greater cultural freedom and representation.

On Whose Shoulders We Build launched earlier in the year and features the Irish filmmaker and photographer’s extensive collection of filmed and photographed work by disabled artists. In July and August he is thrilled to be launching an exhibition of the same name in association with Little Cog at ARC Stockton, which shares images stories, footage and portraits of disabled artists and their activity in the past and present; exploring the roots of the disability rights movement’s push for cultural equality and accessibility and paying homage to The Disabled Peoples’ Rights Movement who have people have spent lifetimes campaigning and protesting for better lives for disabled people. 

The exhibition takes place from Thursday 28th July – Saturday 24th September and the launch will be BSL interpreted, captioned and audio description will be available for the exhibition. To find out more, head to

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