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Manchester Art Fair 2024


In Conversation: Tony Heaton OBE

18 Nov 2023
Central 3 in main entrance
Art Talk
In Conversation: Tony Heaton OBE

Tony is a sculptor, Chair of Shape Arts, and Consultant/Advisor to many cultural organisations including the British Council and the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries. He is the initiator of NDACA – the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive.

His sculpture, Gold Lamé, occupied The Liverpool Plinth and is currently installed at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. His ‘Monument to the Unintended Performer’ was installed on the Big 4 at the entrance to Channel 4 TV Centre in celebration of the 2012 Paralympics. His sculpture ‘Squarinthecircle?’ Is situated outside the school of architecture, Portsmouth University.

Awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours, 2013, for services to the arts and disability arts movement and has an Alumni Award from Lancaster University and honorary Doctorates from both the University of Leicester and Buckinghamshire New University.

He is a Board member of the Museums Association, Artichoke Arts, The British Art Network and East London Print Studios.

Photography © Rachel Cherry

Paulette Brien
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