About: Tony Malone
Tony’s artwork, human rights work and product designs can be found and celebrated across the world, from his home office & studio high in the Welsh Valleys, and internationally through at Saatchi Art.
Venerable Dr, Tony Malone BA(Hons), BSc, MA, Phd, Buddhist Master. Born 1979, London. Studied art at Kent Institute of Art and Design (KIAD), between 1997 & 2003 graduating in Visual Communications, after he then studied Buddhist Philosophy in Vajrayana and ChaDao Buddhism with monasteries in Nepal & India where he developed his understanding of Tea Blending & Tea Cultures taking tea into the world of performance art. He later gained a MA in typographic studies and a PhD on Visual Accessibility in Visual Communication, with a second PhD in inter-faith diversity with the University of Mumbai.
In 2009 Tony was recognised as the lead for youth engagement for the UNESCO 2009 International Year of Astronomy. A great role overseeing programme for young people across the world.
For over 25 years his art work, has been exhibited internationally, often overlapping with his passion for human rights leading to exciting and awareness raising of contemporary subjects using art forms to as part training tool and part awareness rasing activism.
He has wrote many bestselling non-fiction titles on accessibility in graphic design, Colour Theory, Equality and Human Rights, and various collections of children's stories based on folklore and mythology and worked with The BBC on a radio adaptation of his folklore works. He has also ghost written many titles and worked collaboratively with other authors.
In 2018 his book: Equality, Diversity & Inclusion: A practical guide, became the global top selling title for Equality & Diversity books, which was beaten in 2021 with the new expanded edition of this title.
After over 20 years as human rights campaigner and a respected global advisor and consultant for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Tony attributes his unique approach for motivating and discussing rights to people as a desire to want to bring people together fairly, equally and creatively.
A former voluntary Global Human Rights Advisor to the UN he has helped in the establishing of the Global Goals around Equality and also produced many resources for working with disabled young people and non-formal education for displaced people.
His unique training tools and approach are now employed globally discussing race, privilege and rights across entire areas of the community and focusing on how intersectionality affects everyone. In 2019 he was recognised by Harvard as an associate professor of ethics for equality.
He is currently lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for the humanitarian charity Shelterbox, helping to shape this amazing charity's humanitarian and disaster response work in an inclusive and accessible way.
Internationally he volunteers as a member of the World Scouting, Equality, Diversity and Human Rights lead team working on delivering policy, consultancy and programme activities for the 54 Million Scouts around the world all working together to create a better world. While in the UK he is a volunteer at local and national levels of UK Scouting as well as being a trustee of various classic ship trusts and a volunteer for disabled peoples arts organisations.
None this work can be achieved without a sense of adventure, and for many years Tony has travelled and worked in many places on expeditions and adventures. Recently with the Scouts in Ghana, and in 2010-2011 in the Arctic and Antarctic regions. -Becoming the first British openly LGBT+ person to visit both poles, and the second known internationally, this was featured heavily in the LGBT+ press at the time, and documented by the London Metropolitan Archives which also hold a collection of his works and oral histories.
He can often be found painting on beaches, drawing on hills or encouraging people to look though telescopes to feel inspired.
His office & art studio is based in the Welsh Valleys bordering the Brecon Beacons, in Wales.