We had such a great day at Middleton Hall in the Centre MK this weekend celebrating Milton Keynes Disability Awareness Day (MKDAD). Throughout the month we have been involved in many events aimed to celebrate our varying abilities, raise awareness and challenge perceptions about disabilities. One of our proudest moments was our participation in the You See Me Moving Forward exhibition in which we showed 25 pieces of art. On the official day, our residents had the opportunity to share a snippet from the GIV project and then we enjoyed the rest of day as we were entertained by a variety of other organisations showcasing their many talents, including street dance, gymnastics, and songs!
“You See Me Moving Forward is an exhibition of artworks that showcase the talent of disabled artists from in and around Milton Keynes. The exhibition aims to raise raise awareness, challenge perceptions and reduce stigma surrounding both physical and mental health, whilst also addressing accessibility within the visual arts.” Organised by Arts for Health – Milton Keynes as part of the MK DAD – Milton Keynes Disability Awareness Day celebrations, local artists have been hand selected to show their multi-disciplinary work at the thecentre:mk. We have 25 pieces in the show which we are tremendously proud of. The exhibition runs until Sunday 16th July and to find out more, please visit the MK DAD Facebook page and Arts for Health website.
We’ve been busy creating unique artworks for the You See Me Moving Forward exhibition organised by Arts for Health – Milton Keynes. As part of the MK DAD – Milton Keynes Disability Awareness Day celebrations, local artists will come together from a range of communities with various abilities to display their multi-disciplinary work at the thecentre:mk. We are pleased to announce that we have 25 pieces in the show created by our residents in our Art & Craft workshop. The exhibition will launch on Saturday 23rd June and run until Sunday 16th July, which is the day that Milton Keynes celebrates Disability Awareness Day. Curated by Roisin from MKDAD and artist Caroline Cardus, here are a few photos from when they visited us to see our work in progress. To find out more, please visit the MK DAD Facebook page and Arts for Health website.
As you already know, our Cafe serves delicious light bites, lunches and cakes, but it is also host to a monthly changing exhibition by members of MKSA – Milton Keynes Society of Artists. The current exhibition runs until the end of January and includes works by local artists David Wells, Brenda Burch, Alan Chown and Jim Coggins to name just a few! Pop in between 10am – 4pm Mon – Fri to check it out. http://mksa.org.uk/
The Now You See Me exhibition is now on in Milton Keynes. Organised by Arts for Health – Milton Keynes it showcases talented disabled local artists. Hosted at Door 15, Silbury Blvd, thecentre:mk, the exhibition hopes to raise awareness, challenge perceptions and reduce stigma surrounding both physical disability and mental health. We have a number of talented residents taking part in the exhibition with a variety of disciplines including painting, needlework, metal work, drawing and carving. The exhibition runs until 15th July. Go check it out!