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In our current culture where youth and beauty are revered fervently, I am exploring the attractive qualities in ageing. Disability can socially victimize and isolate the sufferer. In my work on this subject I examine the humour inherent therein, conveying beauty to counter aversion.

In our current culture where youth and beauty are revered fervently, I am exploring the attractive qualities in ageing.

Disability can socially victimize and isolate the sufferer. In my work on this subject I examine the humour inherent therein, conveying beauty to counter aversion.

ALICE DASS

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Alice is a disabled artist who uses her condition of Secondary Progressive MS as inspiration.

Alice trained in Textile Art in London in the mid 1960’s, but for the past 15 years she has focussed her practice on mapping the deterioration of her body as a result of ageing and MS. It is, however, essential that her deterioration is depicted with beauty and humour.
As she has lost the strength in her hands, she has explored new media, photography and video in particular. Collage has always been a favorite, and now her textile pieces, formerly hand sewn, incorporate machine embroidery and beads stuck on with glue.

Trained in Textile Art in London in the 1960’s.

1996 – 2004 Resident Artist at Kew Studio, with whom I exhibited.

2004 – 2005 ‘Regeneration’ touring exhibition with Enable Artists, including Mansfield
Museum and Art Gallery, Community Art Workshop, Leamington Spa,
Bath Central Library and Buddles Arts Centre, Wallsend.

2005 (Jan.) ‘Enabled Artists’ at London Diorama Arts Gallery.

2005 (Sept.) ‘Eclectic’ at I.C.I. head office with London Disability Arts Forum.

2005 (Oct.) ‘Losing My Grip’ Solo show at Waterman’s Arts Centre, London.

2007 ‘Deck Chair Dreams’ designed deck chair canvas for Royal Parks Assoc.

2007 (Aug.) ‘The Art of Movement’ for MSTrust at Menier Gallery, Neuro
Support Centre and Royal College of Surgeons.

2008 ‘Art on the Underground’ as part of Earls Court Festival
2009
2010 (Jan. and June) ‘Art of Disability and Diversity’ with Gig Arts at BT Wholesale.

2009 – 10 ‘Science as Art’ touring show with SHAPE.

2011 ‘Equilibrium’ with Ursula Pfister at Red Gate Gallery, London.

2012 (Nov) – ‘Shape in the City’ at 40, Gracechurch St., London, EC4

2013 (July) ‘Impact Art Fair’ Brixton, London

2013 (Oct) ‘The Shape Open’ touring The Nunnery Gallery, London E3
The Chocolate Factory, London, N22 and Lewisham Arthouse,
London, SE14

Work in private and public collections, including West Middlesex and Riverside Trust Hospitals. She regularly exhibits at Shape Gallery, Westfield Stratford, London, E20