Do your own thing RP
Writing / Publishing

Do Your Own Thing with Richard Phoenix - with support by AIM

Do Your Own Thing is a full-length work of non-fic­tion from artist and musi­cian Richard Phoenix.

Opening Times
18:00 – 20:00
Do Your Own Thing is a full-length work of non-fiction from artist and
musician Richard Phoenix detailing his experiences of the best underground
arts scene you’ve never heard of——Do Your Own Thing, a project run by
learning disability arts organisation Heart n Soul.
Looking at the transformative potential of working to support creative young
people make the music and art they want to, this book contributes essential
new voices, reflections and considerations to the established ideas of ‘Do It
Yourself’ culture. Phoenix’s book, written with a disarming and idiosyncratic
voice, asks what our often reductive understanding of DIY aesthetics might
mean in light of questions about access, support and who gives permission to
whom to make art, guiding us through the kind of project only spoken about in
funding reports and transforming it into a polyphonic, collaborative and
joyful work of art.

Richard Phoenix is an artist working in London and
the South East whose practice involves painting,
drawing, writing, music and learning about how these
things support people to be together.

This event is in partnership with Art in Motion (AIM), a not-for-profit participatory arts organisation based in Bristol. They provide opportunities for artists with learning disabilities to engage with contemporary multidisciplinary arts by exploring ideas and concepts with a specific focus on heritage, the built environment and a sense of place. This event is in celebration of Disability Pride Month.
Do your own thing RP
Installation Writing