Morph’s Epic News

Date Published: 7 June 2022

Jason Wilsher-Mills Joins Morph’s Epic Art Adventure London!

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Whizz-Kidz is pleased to announce that internationally exhibited and arts Council supported, Jason Wilsher-Mills, has come on board Morph’s Epic Art Adventure in London! Jason will be working with young wheelchair users to ‘collab’ a design for the main trail. We caught up with Jason to ask what it was about Morph that got him hooked to Morph’s Epic Art Adventure in London.

 

What got you excited about Morph’s Epic Adventure in London?
As an artist with a disability, a wheelchair user, the opportunity to work with both Whizz-Kidz and Morph was one opportunity that I did not want to miss. I mean the chance to tell the stories of young disabled people, using my all time hero Morph as a canvas is just so amazing. I cannot wait to get started and share some incredible stories, and make great art, with Morph right at the centre.

 

What does Morph represent to you?
I cannot remember a time when Morph was not part of my life, as when I was a child I used to watch Tony Hart avidly, which featured the adventures of Morph. It was such a beautiful idea to introduce children to art, via animation and this incredible character. It certainly worked with me!

 

Can you see Morph, Chas, Grandmorph or Delilah’s personality types in your family?
I grew up in a large working class family, up in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. The youngest of 8 children, so I can see archetypes in the characters and really identify with them, as family has always been paramount the me. Morph and his family represents all the love and humour that I grew up with. He represents family.

 

If you could put Morph in any context, where would he be and what would he be doing?
He would look like the child I was when I fell in love with the character, but he would be proudly disabled and using a wheelchair. If I saw him using a chair when I was becoming disabled as child, I think he would have even been closer to my heart.
We can’t wait to see what this co-created design looks like.  We’ll keep you posted.

“As an artist with a disability, a wheelchair user, the opportunity to work with both Whizz-Kidz and Morph was one opportunity that I did not want to miss. I mean the chance to tell the stories of young disabled people, using my all time hero Morph as a canvas is just so amazing.”

 

Jason Wilsher-Mills, Artist

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