About

In Transit is an online art platform supporting creative practices and increased accessibility through multidisciplinary projects and digital strategies. We aim to develop activities that deepen an understanding and appreciation of increased art accessibility. Our programmes are presented as dialogues in the form of exhibitions, artist talks, events, workshops and collaborations between practitioners from various creative backgrounds – from artists to curators, thinkers, makers and writers. 

In Transit is built and developed with the consultation of a group of artists and accessibility specialist. We strive to learn and build upon what we do as a way of finding out how we can better contribute to increased accessibility in digital art and culture. Currently, we are reliant on public & private funding through grants, sponsorships and in-kind support with our income channelling towards supporting our work with creatives and increased art accessibility. 

Mission

• To foster collaborations between abled and disabled artists, as well as international cultural exchange with a focus on increasing the representation of East and Southeast Asian creatives
• To take a leadership role in developing activities that deepen an understanding and appreciation of increased art accessibility
• To encourage artists and creative practitioners to consider accessibility issues when developing and producing work, as opposed to treating accessibility as a supplementary feature
• To provide a platform for interdisciplinary thinking and research where experimental ideas and practices on art accessibility and new media can be explored and tested
• To present a changing programme of accessible, well researched, thought provoking exhibitions that are supported by events and publications
• To create a space for collective care,  shouldering and skill sharing between established, mid-career and emerging artists from all backgrounds 


People behind In Transit

CELINA LOH (She/Her)
Founder; Director

celina.loh@intransit.space

Celina Loh is a Malaysian-born independent curator and writer with a nomadic lifestyle, living and working between Europe and Southeast Asia. She completed her MA in Curating and Collections at Chelsea College of Arts in 2020 after graduating from Lancaster University with a joint honours in Fine Art and Creative Writing. Celina has profound interest in notions of accessibility, collectivity and the public sphere, inclusivity and alternative education with most of her work supporting disability and minority discourses. Her current research and projects advocate for increased art accessibility, as well as higher visibility of East and Southeast Asians in the British arts and culture industry.

Celina has curated online and physical exhibitions at museums and galleries in the UK and Malaysia including Zabludowicz Collection (London), Chelsea Space (London), The Higgins Bedford (Bedford), Open Eye Gallery (Liverpool), Wei-Ling Contemporary (Malaysia) and Hin Bus Depot (Malaysia).

ELIZABETH LOW (She/Her)
Founding Member; Curator [Part time]

elizabeth.low@intransit.space

Based in Selangor, Malaysia, Elizabeth Low is an emerging art professional who is currently building her skills in art writing and exhibition curating. She previously worked with the artist run space, HOM Art Trans, and has written professionally for exhibitions and art festivals. She has a growing interest in championing greater arts accessibility and has a desire to bring more awareness and attention to the subject through innovative projects and conversations. She is currently an independent curator and writer, seeking opportunities that would allow her to be involved in initiatives that focus on those gaps in the industry. 

She holds a MA Degree in Art Management and Curating from Richmond, The American International University in London, as well as a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting and Drawing from the University of Northampton (UK).

 

ANDY RONKSLEY (He/Him)
Accessibility Specialist [Freelance]

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Andy is a freelance accessibility specialist with 15 years industry experience working in digital accessibility and assistive technology at Apple, RNIB and Sainsbury’s amongst many others. He’s an experienced accessibility trainer, mentor, tester, UX designer and developer. Andy is also the organiser of the Accessibility London meetup.