This month Maddie is looking at the stunning range of art and products available through Scope’s collaboration with talented disabled artists
The disability equality charity Scope now has displays in its shops with some outstanding artwork that talented disabled artists have created. But if you don’t have a Scope shop near you, they have also now opened an online store so you can buy the art that way. It’s not just prints – they sell the beautiful designs on cotton and recycled plastic-bottle wash bags, art prints, candles and mugs too. I think it is colourful and bold and interesting. In the Gillingham shop, where I volunteer, one customer saw a collection by artist Kate Boyce and said “Wow that’s fantastic!”
Vivian Nutt, Head of Customer Proposition, Retail at Scope, says:
‘We’ve really had to be more creative and ingenious in our fundraising since the start of the pandemic and the cost of living crisis and this is an incredibly exciting development for us.
Scope puts disabled people at the heart of everything we do and, working with four superbly talented disabled artist and designers, our collaboration has produced a stunning range of unique products that are perfect for yourself or make a truly special gift for anyone.
‘I encourage everyone to visit our shop – either in person or online – and see the beautiful ranges for themselves. Every purchase helps fund our vital support services that are a lifeline for disabled people and helps us to campaign for a fairer society.’
One of my personal favourite pieces is called Boats Ahoy! The artist, Mahlia Amanita, has Asperger’s syndrome and her work has been displayed in seven countries. This design is currently available on a range of items as well as available to purchase as a print. Be sure to check out the wonderful work that all the artists have made.
You can find the Disabled Artists collections on the Scope website here shop.scope.org.uk
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