Shadowlight Artists

shadowlight artists

The Shadowlight Artists are an independent group of digital artists with learning disabilities based in Oxfordshire, supported by Film Oxford.

For the most up-to-date news, photos and videos see the groups facebook page

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The Cave – Shadowlight Artists


Tickets available for “The Big Shock”, a new play by Russell Highsmith, who is a member of the Shadowlight Artists (Artists with learning disabilities). We think this is the first play written by someone with a learning disability and performed at a mainstream theatre.
17th February 2016, 8pm at Cornerstone Theatre, Didcot. £7.50/£5 consc.

More info here



Big success for Shadowlight Artists

The group have been another awarded another grant by The Arts Council Of England in May 2015 for  project called “Creative Bridges”. The group will make new films and other creative work to exhibit in 2016 and 2017.

Over the last few years there has been plenty of creative success for The Shadowlight Artists, their work have been shown at Galleries (including Modern Art Oxford), at large public events, on the internet, on National TV, at Local, National and International Film Festivals and at National Film Theatre and Southbank Centre in London.

Shadowlight Artists Group shot

More news

The Group are in middle of production and rehearsals for their new Productions; up-to-date photos, videos and more info can be found on their facebook page.

The group have completed a new group production called “Dreamsville” which will be premiere at Modern Art Oxford on 4th December 2015.

The Shadowlight Artists exhibited films and drawings at Cornerstone Gallery in Didcot during June 2015. The group have also had their film “The Cave” exhibited at the London Disability Film Festival, and at Pegasus Theatre, Phoenix Cinema and OVADA Visual Arts Gallery in Oxford. Earlier in 2015 the group have also been involved in a creative exchange with artists from Magdalen Road Studios.

Richard Hunt has a painting being exhibited at Compton Verney gallery in Warwickshire, along with some of his video work. Richards work was chosen out of over 300 entries as part of Outside-In.

Danny Smith has had his film “A Time for a Change” chosen for the prestigious Sprout Film festival in New York, which takes the cream of the worlds best films made by filmmakers with Learning disabilities.

Mark Barbers film “Wake Up in a Dream” is showing at the “Spirit Level Gallery” at the  Southbank Centre in London for 3 weeks as part of the “Side By Side“.

Find a small selection of the groups videos in player below. There are many more films on Shadowlight Artists Youtube Channel

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More films on Shadowlight Youtube Channel Click Here

Shadowlight Artists in the news

Oxford Mail September 08   Oxford Mail July 09  Russell Aug 10

Oxford Mail October 2011  Oxford Mail November 2011  Oxford Mail August 2012  Oxford Times August 2012 Oxford Mail December 2014

Oxford Mail July 2015  Oxford Mail December 2015

Oxford Mail Jan 2016

Chris Oakley Lead Artists supporting Shadowlight Artists

Shadowlight Artists Films on Mencaps Artspider website

Shadowlight Artists on Media Trusts Website

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Many Thanks also to St Michaels and All Saints Trust for their support to the Shadowlight Artists

  • Contact

    54 Catherine St, Oxford, OX4 3AH
    Tel: 01865 792731 Email:

    Registered Charity Number: 1041014
    Film Oxford is supported by Oxford City Council

    Oxford Film & Video Makers Ltd, trading as Film Oxford, is a company limited by guarantee.
    Registered in England No 02022892

  • Supported by

    Oxford City  Council
    BFI Film Academy UK Network
    Arts Council of England