Jason Wilsher-Mills: Jason and His Argonauts

Toilet Argonaut by Jason Wilsher-MillsColourful sculpture of a stylised figure with cutaways to show muscles and scull


9 October 2021 – 8 January 2022

Jason & his Argonauts is an Arts Council England funded project, which sees Jason working with disabled communities around the UK to design the work, including Venture Arts in Manchester and groups in North Lincolnshire, Hull, Corby and London.

 Exploring themes of disability, this new body of work tells the stories of these geographically diverse, learning-disabled groups, mixing them with Jason’s own biography, creating new narratives and myths about the artist.

At the centre of this exhibition is Jason’s most ambitious work to date; a 10 metre long inflatable sculpture which has been designed so that visitors can walk through it and interact with images inside the ‘tunnel’. This giant sculpture relates people’s stories from the Changing Places movement – a campaign calling for fully accessible toilets equipped with height adjustable changing benches, tracking hoists and space for two carers to be installed in all large public venues throughout the UK. The tunnel through the sculpture is richly decorated and has been scanned digitally to feature in Jason’s augmented reality universe.

This huge Argonaut inflatable is accompanied by Jason’s other vibrant, hyper-joyful inflatable and fibreglass sculptures and light box digital paintings, along with highly ornate wallpaper and floor decals, which will be interactive and linked to his surreal, highly coloured and fully interactive Augmented Reality app which is free to download.

Find out more about Jason Wilsher-Mills, his art and his work with disabled communities at https://www.jwmartist.co.uk/