LUMINOUS Virtual Gallery

Click on Enter Exhibition or Start Guided Tour depending on preference.

The gallery can be viewed full screen using the controls available via the menu on the top right of the window after entering the gallery. The gallery is best viewed by navigating manually through the space, however those with accessibility needs may prefer the guided tour.

This Luminous Virtual Gallery is launched in partnership with Together! 2020 Disability History Month Festival Programme

LUMINOUS was also held in the real world (in two Oxford galleries) :

Publication Launch

A publication has been launched to accompany the exhibition. Download and share the free LUMINOUS e-Publication (pdf) from the Shadowlight Artists.

3D Interactive Walk-Throughs

Interactive 3D walk-throughs of the LUMINOUS exhibition at Modern Art Oxford and Arts at the Old Fire Station are available on their websites, and appear below. You can explore both spaces as they looked in the real world. 

The seven new Shadowlight Artists LUMINOUS films on the Shadowlight Artists YouTube channel where you can also view previous work from the last 10 years.

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LUMINOUS is the latest project by the Shadowlight Artists – a group of seven Oxfordshire artists with learning disabilities, established in 2009. Commencing in Autumn 2019, the LUMINOUS project has come to be defined by the lockdown, which has presented significant additional challenges to people with learning disabilities.

As the lockdown started during the production phase of the project, Film Oxford and the participating artists were forced to devise ways to work together remotely. Animations have been created using drawings sent to animators by mail; sculptural work has been built collaboratively by artists giving and taking direction over Skype; dance for camera has been transposed from the studio to the outdoors.

The COVID-19 crisis is not the subject of the work itself, but it forced an experiment in distanced artistic collaboration. This has opened up new possibilities for future activities, offering a pathway towards artists’ collaborations which are unlimited by geographical separation – and also towards greater access for disabled artists.

The work in this exhibition is diverse, covering subjects from the personal relationship with the landscape to portrayals of bullying. Some of the work looks back on the changing industrial landscape and other works draw on a huge range of themes from mythical beasts, to shoe fetishism, to the ocean; other pieces deal with everyday petty annoyances. The work has in common that it represents an honest response to the world and the day-to-day experiences of this unique group of artists.

The Shadowlight Artists are:

Wendy Belcher, Tom Breach, Mark HemsworthRussell Highsmith, Richard Hunt, Lucy Skuce, Danny Smith

The Shadowlight Associates are:

Shane Butler, Shakeel Marham, Terry Varney

LUMINOUS Project Manager

Richard Duriez

Creative Lead

Chris Oakley


Together! 2020 Disability History Month Festival

Supported By

LUMINOUS is produced and managed by

The Shadowlight Artists

The Shadowlight Artists are supported by Film Oxford


Shadowight Artists, c/o Film Oxford 54 Catherine St, Oxford, OX4 3AH

01865 792731

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