Onyx Collective Launch

Tue 26 Jul 2022 | 6 - 8:30pm

Free, booking essential
Organised by Disability Arts Online

Celebrate the launch of Disability Arts Online’s Onyx Collective and their first publication with an artists’ panel, performances and films screenings. If you’re interested in intersectionality and cultural activism, this event is for you…


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This event celebrated the launch of The Onyx Collective and their first creative collaboration together: The Onyx Publication. The collective is a group of seven artists who share the lived experience of disability and racism.

The artists are: whatsthebigmistry, Ashokkumar Mistry, Miss Jacqui, Alexandrina Hemsley, Kuli Kohli, Ngozi Ugochukwu and Omikemi. Nila Gupta, the eighth artist in the original collective, sadly passed away in 2021.

The event included:
• Films by Ashok, whatsthebigmistry and Alexandrina
• Live performances by members of the collective
• An artist panel event with the collective, chaired by Amy Zamarripa Solis, exploring the collective’s mission and their first publication

ABOUT THE ONyx Project

The Onyx Project puts disabled artists and creatives with lived experience of racism in the driving seat. The project consists of three strands of activity - The Onyx Collective, mentoring and artist presentations - and it was conceived by Disability Arts Online (DAO) and The Onyx Collective founding members in 2020.

The collective is a group of seven artists who share the lived experience of disability and racism, nurtured and resourced to: create new work that results in a publication; lead on selection and commissioning; instigate its own programmes; be a critical friend to DAO and critique the wider sector.

Accessibility at this online event

If you have any questions or additional access requirements please contact Cristina Morales

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Visit Autograph's Gallery

This event is being livestreamed from Autograph's gallery in London, in the context of Mónica de Miranda's exhibition The Island.

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The Onyx Project was conceived by Disability Arts Online (DAO) and the Onyx Collective founding members. With thanks to the project media partners gal-dem and PRIMARY.

Banner image: Dance of The Cane Cutters [detail] by Ashokkumar Mistry.

Discover more image: Mónica de Miranda, Whistle for the Wind [detail], from The Island, 2021. Commissioned by Autograph. Supported by Art Fund.