Acclaimed disabled sport exhibition goes international

Acclaimed disabled sport exhibition goes international

An exhibition created by a Teesside University lecturer which presents amazing 3D models of disabled athletes taking part in their sport is to be transferred to a world famous art gallery in the Czech Republic, allowing an international audience to experience it.

Motion Disabled: Unlimited was the idea of Simon McKeown, and came to greater public attention last year when it was displayed in conjunction with the staging of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. Now, however, it is set to receive exhibition space at Prague's renowned Dox Centre, from May 23rd until September.

McKeown himself suffers from osteogenesis imperfecta, which has caused him to break more than 100 bones throughout his life; discussing his exhibition, the Middlesbrough-born artist and academic said that he wanted people to see 'without embarrassment the way people with disabilities use their bodies in sport and day to day life'.

McKeown's project has so far been widely praised by members of both disabled and artistic communities, due to its highlighting of all that can be achieved by users of wheelchairs and new and used wheelchair cars.

 

Image credit: WhyOhGee (flickr.com)