Christopher Sacre

Christopher Sacre

Christopher Sacre is a deaf signer and has been a visual artist and art facilitator for over 20 years. He specialises in providing creative workshops/activities that are accessible to deaf people and their families, supporting other facilitators to improve the accessibility of their provision at galleries, museums, and other creative events. 

As a deaf person, he finds ways to communicate with others using British Sign Language (BSL) and gestures, many of which can be universally understood. He uses visual aids such as 'show and tell' and pictorial guides, invaluable ways to get beyond barriers to communication which are adaptable, inclusive for anyone who for example doesn't have English as a first language and can benefit from clear and simple communication, promoting equality of access so that those who struggle with spoken or written forms of expression are not disadvantaged. 

He has a willingness to ‘listen’, to empathise and seek to understand where other people are coming from, maintaining curiosity and interest in others’ stories and aspirations - having a 'can do’ approach and a willingness to step away from stereotypical assumptions to build bridges to communicate, with patience and perseverance. 

In 2016, he established SEE and CREATE, enabling all families to have greater opportunity to participate in accessible deaf-friendly creative events, and in 2017 he co-founded the MESS ROOM with Wendy Daws, a creative community art studio based at Sun Pier House in Chatham, with a special emphasis on providing access to creative events for the deaf and people with hearing loss, the blind and visually impaired people.

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