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Further Afield: Exploring art and disability in rural spaces

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Further Afield is an ambitious, disabled-led project that explores the work of disabled artists who are rurally based or whose creative practices are rooted in rural settings.

The programme seeks to celebrate the work of disabled artists and question what we expect to find in rural art, striving to broaden the current understanding of what the rural embodies, who experiences it, and what kinds of art is made there.

In a series of six interviews available in audio and video format, Bella Milroy speaks with disabled artists from across the UK, exploring what living and making art in rural spaces means to them. The conversations explore topics such as barriers to access, isolation, rural infrastructure, creative community, imagination, and the desire for diverse, inclusive and accessible creative opportunities.

For each interview there is an accompanying text created by six different disabled writers. They were commissioned in response to the recordings as a way of furthering the conversation about art and disability in rural settings.

Produced in collaboration between Bella Milroy and Level Centre.
Curated by Bella Milroy


Letty McHugh
Harry Josephine Giles
Grace Currie
Sadé Mica
Joanne Coates
Natalie Sharp

Polly Atkin
Gabrielle de la Puente
Sue Jones
Jamila Prowse
Louisa Adjoa Parker
Khairani Barokka

All Further Afield interviews and written texts are available on the Level Centre website. There will be transcripts of all conversations. Go to for more information about the project, access, and the contributing artists.

Further Afield is a project supported by Arts Council England, Level Centre, Shape Arts, Derbyshire Libraries, Haarlem Artspace, Arts Derbyshire and Wysing Arts Centre.

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