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Visual Artist Tanya Raabe makes work around the theme of body image. Her blog concentrates on 'Revealing Culture: HeadOn' - an artwork and piece of research exploring identity, disability culture, in contemporary portraiture and the nude.

Revealing Culture:HeadOn - exhibition coming soon

9 May 2011


tanya paints Nabil's portrait

Revealing Culture: HeadOn – Portraits of the Untold My new and exciting, formidable collection of contemporary portraits of distinguished characters from an ever evolving Disability Culture will be launched at Solihull Arts Complex from 27th June -13th August 2011 You will finally get to see the fruits of my brushstrokes and paint as these portraits have emerged dressed and nude, from the enigmatic portal portrait happenings in Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool and Wolverhampton Art Gallery....

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Liz Carr poses for Tanya Raabe as part of Revealing Culture at Tate Liverpool

19 October 2010


drawing of Liz Carr as she poses for Tanya to draw her

Liz Carr was a brilliant sitter and had great stories to tell about her travels around the world, her ever entertaining life, her family and her wedding plans for this November... good look girl... looking forward to hearing a million and one funny stories... Liz said this about her portrait sitting at Tate Liverpool: "Tanya dragged me up to the Tate Liverpool to do my portrait. As someone who now lives in London, this was initially a little annoying, but as I sat there and Tanya began to...

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Vote for The Public's Choice sports portrait

1 March 2010


  'The Public’s  Choice' is a chance for you to nominate either a disabled sports personality, or a disabled athlete or a disabled sports person, to have their portrait painted as part of the Revealing Culture: Head On collection. The criteria for your nominated person is that they identify themselves as a disabled person - you must state: Why you have nominated this person - What has this person done to develop disability sports within disability culture. Email me your nomination to...

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