“The work produced is extraordinary- you should be very proud. It really feels like the beginning of a very special journey- and an area that really need exploring more. I do think you are also making art form accessible for mainstream audience as well as the Deaf community- Classical Music and art often seem impenetrable for many people and you showed real insight”. Lucy Dunkerley, Associate Director, Border Crossings – Central London (Patron: Peter Sellars). January 2017
Audiovisability is committed to creating opportunities for often unseen, unheard deaf artists to utilise skills. We offer a high quality, accessible platform for the creation and collaboration of art across disciplines allowing work to be shown and performed in high quality areas. We dispel the myth that deafness and music do not go together. We create layers of interpretation so that deaf and hearing people can tap into different illustrative streams showing classical and world music visually through visual arts, live sign language performance, captioning and alternative forms.
Audiovisability began in June 2016 and is largely funded by Arts Council England.
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With Artists Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tarqi and Lisa Harker responding to the loudness of the Japanese music performed by Nao Masuda, the artists are painting using their instincts as no information was given out to them prior to starting.