D4: Collaboration with Andrew Towse

Andrew Towse is an artist and photographer with a learning disability. Anne-Marie Atkinson
is an inclusive arts practitioner. Together, they form the Pyramid of Arts Development Team 4: Photography and Digital Media (or D4 for short). The team work together two days a week to photograph events, produce publications, and develop any other photography required by Pyramid of Arts.

D4 also collaborate on creative projects, exploring their artistic voice to co-produce artworks experimentally. They receive funding and commissions for contemporary art projects and exhibitions.

Images from ‘The Dark Light’ series and the ‘Studio Colour’ series.

D4 produced the cover of Pyramid of Art’s 2015 annual report, and a hardback book to document the Woollies project in memory of Julia Piggott. Independently, they have produced a fashion magazine for Leeds Learning Disability Week 2015 and a creative wedding album.
D4 are applying for funding to create a zine on the topic of sausage sandwiches in Leeds, exploring identity in the context of consumerism. Additionally, D4 are collaborating on an academic research project to develop, document and share inclusive arts good practice with other artist collaborations.
Shoddy: Textile Art by Disabled People

We are exhibiting our project ‘The Dark Light’ at Shoddy from 7th – 17th April 2016 at Live Arts Bistro (East Street Arts), Regent Street, Leeds.


Beyond: Learning Disability and the Arts

During this extensive festival of LD inclusive arts we are exhibiting a collection of work at the Newlyn Art Gallery in the West Yorkshire Playhouse, as well as ‘The Dark Light’ project at 42 New Briggate (night only, light boxes viewable in the window display)

13 – 23rd June 2016