On Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th, Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum is hosting ‘Jason and the Argonauts on Tour’, a community event in Dorchester’s Borough Gardens exploring disability and inclusion.
Free to attend, the two-day event will feature inflatable sculptures created by award-winning artist Jason Wilsher-Mills, along with pop-up stalls from local disability groups and music.
Jason Wilsher-Mills is a renowned disabled-artist, who has collaborated with cultural organisations across the country, including ITV, Shape Arts and 20-21 Visual Arts Centre. A multi-disciplinary artist, Jason uses digital technology, 3D printing, as well as traditional painting to bring his art to life.
Jason Wilsher-Mills said “I am so excited to be working with Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum once again this summer for a special two-day community event. My inflatable sculptures were inspired by my ancient Greek namesake, who sought out the bravest Greek heroes to travel with him on an epic journey. I have found new heroes in the disabled communities I’ve worked with across the UK.
“Disabled voices need to be heard, especially at a time where, in some parts of the UK, there is a 300% increase in crimes against disabled people. I’m proud to bring these unique stories to life through my art and I’m looking forward to sharing them with visitors at Borough Gardens this summer.”
Visitors will be able to interact with Jason’s sculptures using an augmented reality app, created by Jason Wilsher-Mills. By using the app, visitors will be able to discover hidden content and explore Jason’s virtual gallery. The ‘Jason Residential’ app can be downloaded via the app store or Google Play.
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