Last week,16th – 20th May, was Learning Disability Week 2016 and we marked it in style. First off, we opened the exhibition Flying Through Time by John Cocozza at Key’s office in Renton Street. Flying Through Time showcases John Cocozza’s artistic talent and celebrates the long-standing relationship between KEY and Project Ability.
John Cocozza works as part of the Aspire programme at Project Ability, Aspire being our visual art programme for people with learning disabilities. The exhibition can be seen weekdays through to 10th June. (www.keyhousing.org)
Then, on Wednesday 18th May at a ceremony in Edinburgh, artist Cameron Morgan was presented with a lifetime membership of the RSA. The initiative was led by the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) in partnership with the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). The RSA Lifetime Fellowships were awarded to six people with learning disabilities after a nationwide search.
The 2016 RSA Fellowship awardees include:
• Cameron Morgan, visual artist, Falkirk
• Leanne Clarke, author / playwright, Lochgelly
• Ross Inglis, piper, Dundee
• Maria Lauder, community activist, Coldstream
• Adam Sloan, dancer / choreographer, Glasgow
• Ian Stones, campaigner, Inverurie
We are delighted for Cameron and the award is well deserved.