Villayat Wolf Sunkmanitu, Wolf Photographer, DAN, Disabled Artists' Network


 

 

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DAN (Disabled Artists' Network)

DAN is a continuation of Wolf Photography's project 'Living with PTSD' which was a series of exhibitions and workshops funded by Arts Council England and The National Lottery. You can find out more about the former exhibition and activities on http://www.wolf-photography.com/html/exhibition_lwptsd.html.

DAN is run by Wolf Photography, a company that promotes creativity as a coping mechanism for disability.  The ICCA have kindly allowed me to use the Atrium as an exhibition venue for this project.  DAN has been setup to enable disabled and non-disabled artists to exhibit their art and share their experience of how creativity has either helped them cope with disability or enriched their lives and provided a sense of well being.  Disabled artists will not be charged any money to exhibit with DAN.  There is no charge to exhibit with DAN.

Once you have completed your application pack, you will be contacted and invited to exhibit with the project if your work compliments the ambience and the aims of the project.

Purpose
To provide online resources for artists
To evidence creativity as a coping mechanism for disability or to provide a sense of well-being
To raise awareness of disabilities, particularly mental health
And to fight the stigma people with disabiities face, particulary those with invisible wounds.

 

If you are interested in exhibiting with this project please do the following:


Please click here to download the application form, complete it and submit it if you have been invited to exhibit or if you wish to exhibit and send it to: DAN, C/O The Atrium, The Indian Community Centre Association, 99 Hucknall Road, Nottingham NG5 1QZ. Then join the group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WPDAN/

Pop in and check out the venue at the address above.

The centre is conveniently situated with easy public transportation links and free on-site parking.

The Atrium is open to the public from:
Monday to Thursday 9.30am to 5.00pm.
Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm.
Telephone 0115 969 3402.

 

Please note that there will be two more venues going live in the New Year (2017):

The Boathouse Cafe on Beeston Marina will hold a rolling photography exhibition of images taken in or around Attenborough Nature Reserve.
The full address for the venue is: Boathouse Cafe, Beeston Marina Ltd, 1A The Quay, Riverside Road, Beeston Nottingham NG9 1NA. Telephone

There are also opportunities for wildlife photography enthusiasts to meet up socially or to gain some 1-1 mentorship for free.

 

There are also arts and culture related events being arranged at Tesco Bulwell Extra. You can see the events on: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Wolf.Photographer/events/.

 

Bilborough Library have offered us space in their community centre as an extension of the DAN project. We will have a similar presence as the ICCA set up but slightly smaller. The Camera club and Poetry Group will have the same space and the remaining space will allow for one large exhibition and one small exhibition. The library address is: Bracebridge Drive, Nottingham NG8 4PN. Telephone 0115 915 2820.

 

Exhibition Costs

There is no charge to exhibit with DAN. Applicants must provide a written narrative on how creativity helps them to cope with disability or has provided a sense of well being (for non-disabled people) as part of their exhibition (maximum 1 sheet of A4 - font size 14). There will be a 40% commission charge on any art sold through the exhibition. Please be aware that you do not have to make your art available for sale. The main focus is on sharing your vision - not selling it.

Funds raised from this joint venture will go towards running this project, as well as raising awareness of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and promoting creativity as a coping mechanism for disability.

To arrange a consultation, please contact 'Wolf' Sunkmanitu direct on 07971 99 77 10 or email wolf (at) wolf-photography.com.

If you would like to donate to the cause, there is a collection box at the venue and you could always buy art from the venue or prints and books listed on this site.

 

 

 

 

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