Jason Wilsher-Mills

 

About the Artist


My work details my life as a disabled person, through theatrical self-portraits, made on a daily basis, which reflect aspects of my personality, memory & my illness & my disability; using an ipad & oil paint to create original paintings.

The Calliper Kid

December 10, 2016
This is a 3D rendering, provided by Jonathan Hutchinson, based on a piece I am working on, which has been made into a 3D print. 

The title of the piece is 'The Calliper Kid'
 

Corby in Pictures - Oakley Grange Banner

November 23, 2016
I have taken all of the work that the Oakley Grange panel have made with me over the weeks and create an artwork banner that we presented to Oakley Grange to keep and display at the centre and a moment of the project. It was an emotional day as we spent some time spotting and discussing people's work within the banner:











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Corby in Pictures - Trip to London

November 23, 2016
I was asked to take part in the National Paralympic Day at the Olympic Park in London. I decide to invite the Oakley Grange Community Arts Panel along to the event to create art alongside me. Along with the help of Made in Corby and the team at Oakley Grange we got the panel to London. Some of the group had never even been on  a train before, so this trip was an amazing day for them. Here are some of the highlights and work created during this fantastic day:


                  





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Corby in Pictures - Workshops with the Community Arts Panel

November 22, 2016
The Made in Corby residency began with meeting the community arts panel and starting the series of iPad art workshops that we would be doing with them.
Here are some of the highlights from the workshops:

  

Here are some of the beautiful images created by the Oakley Grange participants in the workshops. Throughout the sessions, we not only made art but also friends - and the confidence of the group grew - here are some of he results:

        

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Dreams of iCalverton Performance

July 24, 2016
Here is a link to the video, kindly made by Steve Pool at The Collaborators. Please click here to see the film from the 'Dreams of iCalverton' performance at Papplewick Pumping Station on Friday 22nd July 2016.
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Dreams of iCalverton Unveiling

July 9, 2016
 

On Friday 8th July I was very proud to unveil the 60 foot mural at Colonel Frank Seely School, in Calverton, Nottinghamshire, as part of the Arts Council England funded community Arts project.

I worked along the community of Calverton to create and capture their dreams in several large scale commissions, including: 

  • 60 foot mural (pictured)
  • 36 banners for pop up galleries throughout the town
  • a piece of public art for the schools water tower
  • a digital installation at the beautiful Papplewick Pumpi...

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New portraits for Marking the DDA Project

March 23, 2016
Here are some recent developments from the Marking the DDA Project. Below are 2 portraits that I have created of the amazing people I have met during this project:

This is Mo, and this is my tribute to an amazing man. He is fantastic and this painting is all about his interests and passions. I am trying to create a series of paintings, celebrating the lives on these incredible people....


 

This is Dani who enjoys shopping and luxury items, so I've created an opulent world for her...


 



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Marking the DDA - West Midlands

March 23, 2016

Marking the DDA is an ongoing project during which I am working with artists Alan Maclean, Jo Jo Vagabondi, Robin Surgeoner to mark the 20th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination (DDA)

 

We have been working with adults with learning disabilities in the West Midlands, which will culminate in public performances, involving puppets, live music and live art, being made on the side of the galleries, with the groups in real time.

 



A very exciting project indeed, which will give a voice to thos...


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2015 Magna Carta Flag Commission - Lincolnshire

March 23, 2016


As part of the 'Radiating Signals' project, I was honoured to be asked to help design a new set of flags to celebrate the heritage and character of Lincolnshire towns.

During the project community groups from 10 locations across Lincolnshire joined me in workshops to help create artwork and designs for the flags.

 
The flags were unveiled on 13th June 2015.
  You can watch the video of the procession up Steep Hill in Lincoln here.

Throughout 2015 the flags stayed on display at Lincoln Castle and m...
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2015 Even Coal Shimmers At Night Community Project

March 22, 2016

Supported by Arts Council England, 'Even Coal Shimmers at Night' has been a fantastic project to work on with staff and students from Brookwood & Hoyland Common Primary schools as well as artistic Partners; 'Think Create Move' and 'The Collaborators'



I worked within the schools running iPad art workshops during which the artwork was created for the project.

 
 
 
 

We celebrated the results of the project in a public presentation on 13th October 2015 with dancing, singing, a brass band and the digi...
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