30 September 2023 - 21 April 2024 at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery


Disabled, D/deaf and neurodivergent artists driving creativity


Throughout galleries and museums, disabled, D/deaf and neurodiverse experiences have been concealed. This new exhibition at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery exposes these hidden stories and challenges preconceptions.

Featuring artists such as Henri Matisse and local stories like performer Patrick Cotter O’Brien, it highlights how disability can be a creative force and questions why the experiences of disabled people are socially stigmatised.

Concealed/Reveal has been curated by Curatorial Fellow, Jo Barlow, and Curatorial Fellowship Assistant Freya Purcell. It has been produced with Curating for Change, who, working with over 20 museums, have provided opportunities for D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people seeking a curatorial career.

Curating for Change is delivered by Screen South through its Accentuate Programme and is funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund.