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Aaron Williamson

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Aaron Williamson

Over the last twenty-five years renowned British artist Aaron Williams has created over 300 performances, videos, installations and publications in Britain, Europe, Japan, China, Australia, American, South America, Canada and many other countries around the world.

Williams's eclectic practice spans performance, objects, place and space, informed by his experience of becoming deaf and by a politicised, yet humorous, sensibility towards disability.

This new exhibition, Williamson's largest solo showing to date, features a brand new project 'Inspiration Archives', which has been commissioned by Attenborough Arts. Inspiration Archives brings together never before seen collections of objects, artefacts, ephemera, film footage and photography, which document the lives of several historically overlooked personalities. Characters include Parachute Paul, a paraplegic explorer; William Waterton, Zoology illustrator; Amy Folgate, creative signwriter; and various other inspirational historic figures of differing professions and backgrounds.

'Inspiration Archives' brings together never-before-seen collections of objects, artefacts, ephemera, film footage and photography, which document the lives of several historically overlooked personalities. Those featured include Deaf wrestler Cain in Chains; Charlotte Waterton, the granddaughter of historic zoological illustrator William Waterton, who documented abnormal behaviour in animals; and paraplegic traveller and explorer 'Parachute Susan' O'Sullivan.

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