VA Collective 3: An introduction to NDACA – the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive

Date & Time of Event:

6 March, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00


Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL

The VA Collective has been established to host discussions and events for people who have an interest in the work of learning disabled artists in context with contemporary art and society.

This event at Manchester Art Gallery, VA Collective 3, will give an introduction to NDACA – the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive. The invited speaker, Tony Heaton, is the initiator of NDACA. He is a practicing sculptor, Chair of Shape Arts in London and a Consultant/Advisor to many major cultural organisations across the UK including TATE.

Following this presentation, Venture Arts will present works by learning disabled artists from across the UK, leading into wider discussions about the place of non-political art both within the Disability Arts Movement and within the arts world more broadly.

On the night: The cafe bar will be open and you are very welcome to grab a drink from there and bring it into the lecture theatre.

This venue is wheelchair accessible.

For more information and other access requirements contact Jennifer Gilbert, at: jennifer [at]

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