‘Each image is worth 1,000 words (that I don’t have to spell).’
No Label: Invisible State, is an independent online art project run by artist and textile designer, Victoria Chikovani. The project celebrates the creativity and imagination of dyslexic people.
During Dyslexia Awareness Week 2020 we celebrated the creative side of dyslexia and invited No Label artists to showcase their work. Some have made careers from their art while others pursue it in their spare time. This is their gallery.
Bethany is a freelance artist in the sculptural, fabrications and prop-making industry.
‘Finding a safe space in creativity I thrived.’
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Efi’s photography focuses on the creative areas of documentary, events and portraiture.
‘I’m able to think outside the box and convey what I’m feeling through my photography.’
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Lee is a photographer based in Aberdeen who works in candid street photography and documentary.
‘… To other people with dyslexia who are interested in photography or film, don’t let technical hurdles put you off, and follow your interests, the pay of will be worth it in the end.’
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Imogen makes collages and enjoys the process of finding the right colours and segments of images through magazines and other media.
‘It is very therapeutic and I came to the realization that I am much better at expressing myself through images than words.’
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Rebecca is a photographer focusing on showing how dyslexia can look in everyday experiences.
‘The body of work aims to create awareness to others that dyslexics learn and see things differently, due to a dyslexic’s brain being slightly different.’
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Lydia is a photographer based in London and Margate and has a BA in photography.
‘At school subjects like Math and English were difficult for me but in Art class, I was able to use my imagination and feel confident.’
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Rhyanna lives in Canada and works as a biologist in science communication. This exposure to nature has influenced her photography.
‘For art, each image is worth 1,000 words (that I don’t have to spell).’
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Tim is a contemporary artist based in Glasgow. His art creates visual stories that evoke strong emotions.
‘More recently I have begun to recognise the role and presence to which my Dyslexia plays a greater part in my creativity.’
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Victoria is an artist and textile designer who takes inspiration from nature and cultures.
‘“Dyslexic” means “Creative” to me, not only in the artistic area, but in every aspect of life, because this is a way of thinking that helps me find creative solutions.
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Erin studied art for several years before qualifying as an Early Years teacher. She now takes on freelance commissions.
‘Art has always made me feel free and able to express my true inner self… I often draw my ideas as I find it difficult to express my thoughts out loud verbally.’
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Lily is from Ireland and specialises in pen work and watercolour.
‘I have dyslexia and I feel this is a positive in my life, dyslexia has help me be creative and unique.’
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Elia is a Sicilian artist based in London and is inspired by Mediterranean culture and nature.
‘[My artwork represents] how an individual with dyslexia sees a civilization that runs and evolves faster and faster.’
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Emily Heather Bower
Emily is a London-based illustrator.
‘[I create] work about issues surrounding neurodiversity, such as identity, growing up, accessibility and inclusion.’
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Emma is a Scotland-based artist who was diagnosed with dyslexia in primary school and found her own ways to adapt her learning.
'I would write out my essays on an A3 sheet of paper, placing them on my wall(s), and writing out each paragraph in a different colour. For important facts and figure I would exchange them for a related illustration instead.'
See more from Emma.
Find out more about No Label Art at www.facebook.com/nolabel.pm
All artwork is © the named artist.