The Project

As part of our Hidden Histories exhibition programme at The Hive, we are exploring the history of deaf, visually impaired and disabled workers in the Jewellery Quarter, and wider Birmingham area. We will be looking at the representation and attitudes towards disability historically, alongside contemporary views and stories in a new exhibition from April 2020.

As part of the project Deaf artist Olivier Jamin and partially-sighted artist Fae Kilburn have been running workshops with groups in the area to create artworks for display alongside their own, and recording the experiences of D/deaf and disabled people in the workplace.