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Practice makes Practice

Leah Clements | Access Docs for Artists Online Workshop

Fri 7th January 2022 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Online

In this session artist Leah Clements will introduce Access Docs for Artists – an online resource for disabled artists made in collaboration with Alice Hattrick and Lizzy Rose. She will explain what an Access Doc is and how to use it, will guide you through making one for yourself, and lead a short discussion addressing working as a disabled artist, and abled allyship.

Leah Clements & Access Docs for Artists

Leah Clements is an artist based in London whose practice spans film, photography, performance, writing, installation, and other media. Her work is concerned with the relationship between the psychological, emotional, and physical, often through personal accounts of unusual or hard-to-articulate experiences. Her practice also focuses on sickness/cripness/disability in art, in critical and practical ways, and she also teaches on the Writing for Performance Mst at the University of Cambridge.

Clements is currently an artist in residence at Serpentine Galleries. Recent commissions include the solo show ‘The Siren of the Deep’ at Eastside Projects, the group show ‘Oceanic Feelings’ at Electro Studios Project Space, St Leonards (both 2021), (2020): ‘Hyperbaric’, original performance as part of ‘Hyper Functional, Ultra Healthy’, Somerset House Studios, with a second iteration commissioned by Rupert at the Artists’ Association Gallery, Vilnius; ‘A sort of ‘no’ feeling’, La Casa Encendida, Madrid. (2019): ‘ON EDGE: Living in an Age of Anxiety’, Science Gallery London; ‘Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary Exhibition’, Baltic, Newcastle; On Cripping ICA, London; (2015): ‘Beside’, live work, Chisenhale Gallery; ‘you promised me poems’ solo show, Vitrine, London.

In March 2019 after a period of collaborative research including a residency at Wysing Arts Centre, Leah, Lizzy Rose and Alice Hattrick launched Access Docs for Artists: an online resource to help disabled artists create and use access documents.

IG: @leah_r_clements

This event has been organised by Primary for the Kaleidoscope Network, a collaboration between Eastside Projects (Birmingham), Primary (Nottingham), Spike Island (Bristol), and The NewBridge Project (Newcastle). NewBridge studio holders and associate members are automatically part of the Kaleidoscope Network and can attend selected events programmed by each partner.

Booking:  To book please email Dan with the subject heading “Access Docs”. There’s limited places for NewBridge members so first come, first served. This workshop will be recorded and made available to KN members unable to attend for a limited time only.

We are currently seeking new Members, see details of how to apply on our Membership page.


Image Credit: Access Docs for Artists homepage, Leah Clements, Alice Hattrick, Lizzy Rose (2019)
Image Description: A screenshot of a webpage. A blue background with white text in the middle that reads: Access Docs for Artists, enter site’ and the Arts Council England logo is at the top of the page.

Practice makes Practice

Access: This will be held on Zoom. Leah will verbally describe what she looks like and any visual material. will be active during the workshop for anyone wishing to use live transcript or closed captions functions. Please get in touch with any other access needs in advance.

Free for members of NewBridge, Primary, Eastside Projects or Spike Island

This event is accessed remotely online.