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Colin Hambrook established Disability Arts Online in 2004. Since then he has been editing and maintaining the journal and its social media outlets. In his blog he comments on aspects of stuff going in within Disability Arts and the specific arts programmes Dao is engaged with.. as well being known to vent the occasional rant.

Colin Hambrook looks back as DAO prepares to celebrate ten years in April 2014

28 June 2013


Contact sheet of 15 stills from the Heads Up film, selection of heads shots of Sarah Holmes and location images.

In April 2014 DAO will be ten years old! We've had a mix of plentiful and lean times through those years as we've gone from project to project. DAO has come a long way since my first meetings with Kwabena Gyedu at the Arts Council in 2001 and the institution of a Disability Arts microsite on ArtsOline.  After DAO became independent in 2004, I never in my wildest dreams imagined the journal would keep going this long. Much of DAOs success in surviving has been down to a productive...

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