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

DAN is run by Wolf Photography, a company that promotes creativity as a coping mechanism for disability. 


Tesco Bulwell Extra have kindly allowed me to use part of their store as an exhibition and activities 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. There is no charge to exhibit with DAN. We also hold weekly get-togethers for the different groups involved every Friday evening at Tesco Bulwell Extra from 7:30pm - 9:30pm in the Community Room...but this activity is currently suspended because of Covid19; the exhibitions are still ongoing though.

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.


The DAN, WIPE and WPICC exhibition venue at Tesco Bulwell Extra

DAN Tesco Bulwell Extra, Nottingham

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
To fight the stigma people with disabiities face, particulary those with invisible wounds
To help disabled and non-disabled artists establish a track record as exhibitors in order to develop a career in the Arts

Applications to exhibit
Please click here if you would like to apply to exhibit with DAN: There is no lower or upper age limit for exhibitors - however, if you are under 16 years old, a parent or guardian will normally have to be involved.

Joining the Facebook Group
You will be invited to join the Facebook group once you have submitted an application to exhibit.

Please pop in and check out the venue at Tesco Bulwell Extra, Jennison Street, Nottingham NG6 8EQ. We're usually there every Friday evening too from 7:30-9:30pm

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

Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 7am - 11pm. Sunday 11am - 5pm (times change for public holidays).

There are also opportunities for artists, poets and photographers to meet up socially or to gain some 1-1 mentorship for free at Tesco Bulwell Extra. These meet ups take place every Friday evening in the Community Room at the store. Ask the staff for help if you can't find the room. The area is wheelchair accessible. We hope to resume these sessions once the pandemic is under control.


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). 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.

Should you sell your art via the exhibitions with us, there is no commission charge. If you would like to make a voluntary contribution towards the project, that would be most welcome. Funds raised from this joint venture will go towards running this project in the long term, as well as raising awareness of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and promoting creativity as a coping mechanism for disability but please do not feel you have to donate anything; you must see to your own needs first.

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

If you would like to donate to the cause, please buy a book, print or cards from


If you would like to volunteer with any of the projects that I run, please fill in the form on:

Wolf Photography Policy on ‘Adding Friends on Facebook’.

This policy applies to all the groups setup by Wolf Photography:

Disabled Artists’ Network

Wolf Photography International Camera Club

Wolf International Poetry Exhibition

Veterans Support Group

1. Do not automatically add new members of any of these groups to your ‘Friends’ list. Send them a message first and ask if it’s ok to do so – once you have gotten to know them.

2. Do not feel that you have to accept a ‘Friends Request’ from anyone at all – including me. You have a right to your privacy.

3. Please be aware that some exhibitors may be vulnerable in various ways.

In addition, all facilitators undergo a basic level of training to ensure that everyone’s interests are served and that we remain mindful of the fact that some of the members of these projects are vulnerable people because of age, experience or health issues. Please be mutually respectful, sensitive and empathetic towards the needs of others and keep an open mind when discussing issues.

Thank you.

Villayat ‘Wolf’ Sunkmanitu

Proprietor – Wolf Photography


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