A pioneering visual arts programme created by a leading Disability Arts development organisation and three art galleries from the Midlands and Mid Wales culminates in a Symposium, called Defying Definitions, in Wolverhampton on the 1st and 2nd of December 2011.
DASH, in partnership with The New Art Gallery Walsall, Oriel Davies Gallery, and Wolverhampton Art Gallery have been working together to create a programme of residencies, events and exhibitions designed to increase the number of Disabled and Deaf artists working in the mainstream and to raise the profile of Disability Art and artists to audiences locally, regionally and nationally.
The three-year programme consists of work by three of the UK’s leading disabled artists, culminating in Noëmi Lakmaier exhibiting at Wolverhampton Art Gallery from 2nd December 2011. Sean Burn completed an 18-month residency at the New Art Gallery Walsall in February 2011, and the Disabled Avant Garde, comprising Katherine Araniello and Aaron Williamson, recently invaded Newtown with Camp DAG, at Oriel Davies on the 9th and 10th of September.
The Symposium in December comprises four events in Wolverhampton held across two days. Thursday 1st December includes a visit to the Frank Cohen Collection, an ‘Artist In Conversation’ event with Wolverhampton Art Gallery artist Noëmi Lakmaier, and an evening of comedy with Perrier Award winner Kim Noble at the Arena Theatre. The Defying Definitions Symposium is at the Arena on Friday 2nd December.
Tickets priced at £48 (early bird until 30th October, when the price rises to £60) are available now and include admission to all four events.
They are on sale from the Arena Theatre online at: www.arenatheatre.info
Or tel: 01902 321 321 or Minicom 01902 321 327.
Outside IN is funded by Arts Council England – West Midlands, Disability Arts Cymru and Arts Council Wales. Find out more at: www.dasharts.org/outsidein. Join in on Facebook (Outside IN group) and Twitter (hashtag #outsidein).