By UK/Indonesia 2016-18 team

08 September 2016 - 19:29

Hana and Annisa in front of UNLIMITED festival poster at Southbank Centre
Hana and Annisa in front of UNLIMITED festival poster at Southbank Centre ©

British Council

Celebrating the world's leading art by disabled artists

Unlimited Festival presents extraordinary new work by disabled artists. From theater, dance, music, literature, comedy and visual arts, Unlimited Festival offers the world of artistic wonder with an adventurous spirit and a touch of honesty, originality, and humour. Back in 2012, Unlimited served as one of the main focus of attention during the Cultural Olympiad and this September, two Indonesia’s talented young individual, Hana Madness and Annisa Rahmania of Young Voices Indonesia are invited by the British Council to attend the festival and create a new connection with many creative disabled artists.

the delegates:

Hana Madness - Illustrator

Hana Alfikih a.k.a Hana Madness has Bipolar and Schizophrenia but it doesn’t stop her from pouring her limitless creativity and create wonderful artworks ranging from painting, sketches, photography, and even accessories. Her creativity allows her to create amazing art through discarded items such as old bottle/jar which she designed into a beautiful piece of art.

Annisa Rahmania - Young Voices Indonesia

The other delegate, is also an extraordinary individual, Annisa Rahmania or cordially known as Nia is an active, passionate, young individual who ceaselessly advocate for disability rights in Indonesia. Annisa, who’s currently studying in visual communication design and serves as the leader as well as a campaigner for Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) Young Voices for Indonesia was born deaf. She was invited to London three years earlier in 2013 to spoke at International Disability Day and now she’s back again to London to attend Unlimited Festival at the world-renowned Southbank Centre.

Hana Madness shared her stories about being Bipolar and Schizophrenic and how it affected her in creating her art.  ©

William Setiawan

Annisa Rahmania of Young Voices of Indonesia talked in front of other participants in Arts and Disability Talks at British Council Indonesia. ©

William Setiawan

About Unlimited

The Unlimited commissions programme aims to embed work by disabled artists within the cultural sector, reach new audiences and shift perceptions of disabled people. Unlimited is delivered by Shape Arts and Artsadmin. It is funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Arts Council of Wales and Creative Scotland. The British Council and Arts Council England funds Unlimited International. Spirit of 2012 funds Unlimited Impact to support young people, extend geographic reach and ensure legacy.

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