Framing a Sound

Lambeth Mencap

17 January 2000 to 26 January 2000

198 Contemporay Arts & Learning

Framing a Sound was a celebration of 'can' and 'will' and 'ability' - "Yes We Can, Yes We Will and Yes We Are Able" which flies in the face of disability.

The exhibit was the creation of twelve members of Lambeth Mencap's Friends Support Service who have severe learning disabilities. The exhibition was a culmination of a series of six workshops exploring sight and sound.


Framing a Sound showed their audio-visual response to everyday sights and sounds in their domestic, urban and natural environment.

Their response was through a maze of colour and sound which is soft and loud, vivid and subtle, using a plethora of different media, marrying the old with the new - combining the use of traditional and natural art materials with modern technology.