Morph’s Epic News

Date Published: 19 May 2022

Why are Whizz-Kidz and Morph working together?

Morph’s Epic Art Adventure in London provides Whizz-Kidz with brilliant opportunities to promote issues of disability, inclusion and accessibility. The Morph sculptures will be canvases for conversations about diversity and inclusion for wheelchair users, whilst also helping to raise funds for the UK’s leading charity for young wheelchair users.

 

Morph lives on a desk, within the confines of an artist’s studio. His freedom is limited by his environment, and many of his adventures are born out of a frustration with these limitations and the challenges of being a little guy in a big world. This echoes the daily experience of many young wheelchair users, who find their freedom and independence limited by the world around them. They are restricted by inaccessible environments, people’s attitudes, behaviour and perceptions of what young wheelchair users aspire to, and can achieve.

 

Peter Lorde, Co-Founder of Aardman and Creator of Morph, said “We are totally thrilled to be working with the excellent charity Whizz-Kidz on London’s first step-free art trail. Morph started his career in animation back in the seventies, appearing alongside Tony Hart on the artist’s work-table. Ever since he’s been a source of entertainment and inspiration for kids, with his unique blend of creativity, mischief and fun. I’m sure that local residents and visitors to London – young and old – will also be inspired to get creative and join Morph for an Epic Art Adventure.”

 

As part of Morph’s Epic Art Adventure in London, Whizz-Kidz will use the Art Trail to encourage the public, business community and young people to envision what a more inclusive world might look like for young wheelchair users, and what role they might wish to play in making this a reality.  Let’s enable everyone to have epic adventures in London!

 

A series on Sky Kids, ‘The Epic Adventures of Morph’ sees Morph venture out into the wider world beyond the desktop, and we’d like to see the same unhindered opportunity available to all young wheelchair users across the UK.

 

“Accessibility first and always – it cannot be an afterthought.”

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Whizz-Kidz is the UK’s leading charity for young wheelchair users. Our vision is for a society in which every young wheelchair users is mobile, enabled and included. Whizz-Kidz supports young people by providing the wheelchairs, equipment, support and confidence-building experiences they need, and campaigning for a more inclusive society. 

 

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