Portrait of the Artist

Putting pen to paper, paint to canvas. Films highlighting learning disabled artists from around the world.

To hire this screening contact: lizzie.banks@carousel.org.uk or call 01273 234734.



Lev Omelchenko, 25mins 15secs, USA

Charles, known by many in Brookline, Massachusetts as Charlie, has been an artist for over 15 years. He's known in the community and has a strong network of friends.

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Cross Stitch, Chain Stitch, French Knot
Susan Street, 3mins 41secs, UK

A celebration of Susan's inspirations, creativity and technical skills.


Tina Jenner, 3mins 22secs, UK

'Megazone' reveals some of the influences and creative practices that Tina uses to make her artwork.


Richard Hunt Amazing Art
Richard Hunt, 5mins 15secs, UK

Richard Hunt did a month long residency at Magdalen Road Studios in East Oxford. In this video, Richard talks about his work and what inspires him.


Angela's Journey
Angela Burchill, 3mins, Ireland

Angela visits the Crawford Gallery, making sketches from the images she sees. She takes a journey to St. Finbarr's Cathedral where she see's the Cathedral's golden angel.


Anything But Me
Jeff Johns, 2mins 37secs, UK

"I'm quite a spontaneous person... I can't really write things down and remember them..." One of nine films made on the Different Voices project.


Sprawling Marks
Stephen Murray, Brian Crotty & Tom Dalton, 2mins, Ireland

Stephen demonstrates a process of mark making and layering. The camera follows the process, filming through transparent surfaces the artist works on.


Creative Flow
Chris Rose, 5mins 48secs, UK

Where do stories and ideas come from? A personal look at what makes an artist tick. One of nine films made on the Different Voices project.


Kirsty Griffin and Viv Kernick, 6mins 27secs, New Zealand

Jess is a creative with a unique style and confidence to show her creations. With her penchant for fashion, a cereal box creation helps Jess step on the catwalk.