What’s Revealing Culture HeadOn about?

“Revealing Culture:HeadOn”  is an artwork and research by Visual Artist Tanya Raabe exploring identity, body image and disability culture, in contemporary portraiture and the nude: She will be delving into public art collections on display in Tate Liverpool and Tate Modern to devise a visionary portrait of disability culture, while creating ten new portraits of disabled cultural figures, past present and future. The sittings for these portraits will take place in Tate Liverpool and Tate Modern over the next 12 months and will be open to the public to watch and question both the artist and the sitter about who and why they are doing this exciting project.

Tanya Raabe will be working in partnership with Tate Liverpool and Tate Modern in the research in identifying 21st century artworks on display. Tanya will be in these galleries doing drawings about artworks that relate to disability and the body and will audio record the public’s responses to these artworks. Developing partnerships with New Walsall Art Gallery,  and Hereward College will result in directly giving the public access to artworks that reflect disability cultural in online artwork data bases and in exhibitions, providing a navigation gateway into exploring disability culture in our public artworks.

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About Tanya Raabe

Tanya Raabe Visual Artist: an established Artist has recently toured Who’S WhO – portraits of established disabled artists nationally, including screening at National Portrait Gallery; exhibition tour, Light House, Wolverhampton; The Place, Telford; Oriel Wrexham, Shape, London. Recently as Artist Advisor to ACE and Cultural Olympiad on Artist taking the Lead commissioning panel. I'm Presently creating a new commision for Meadow Arts / National Trust Croft Castle, 'The Custodians'.
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8 Responses to What’s Revealing Culture HeadOn about?

  1. Bob Williams-Findlay says:

    Who is going to be the models?

  2. Paula says:

    Hi Tan,

    Best of luck with the sittings, not that you will need it. You are brill. Have fun xxx

  3. Hi Tanya, This sounds like a really interesting project, I will make sure that everyone knows about it at college and if we could have your permission I would like to link it out college intranet site, so everyoe can follow the progress.

  4. Sue Beresford says:

    Hi Tanya, Have you asked Tom Shakespeare to sit for you?

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