Things are looking up - DAC/Woody’s Lodge
Open: Monday 7th October - Sunday 20th October // Time TBC
Earlier this year Oriel Colwyn ran workshops for a group made up of people from Woody's Lodge and Disability Arts Cymru with a goal of creating work to exhibit at the Northern Eye Festival.
The workshop’s primary focus was to bring people together using their love of photography as a uniting force, helping them create in their everyday environment from the objects around them.
People taking part and now exhibiting include Peter Manning, Hugh Rowlands, Marcus Townley, Martin Robertson, Matt Shields, Graham Jones, Lee Green, Dave Peacock, Linda Hurst, Emily Jane-Hillman, Mitchell Bradley-Williams, Lowri Larsen, Sarah Forbes and Roy Barry.
'Things Are Looking up' is their group show and has been supported by Oriel Colwyn, Disability Arts Cymru and funded by Conwy Council.
Disability Arts Cymru (DAC) has been in existence for 34 years, established in 1982 and originally known as Arts for Disabled People in Wales. Evolving out of the UK disability/disability arts movement of the early 80’s, the social model of disability is deeply embedded throughout. It has a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience within this specialist field. They are a registered charity and membership organisation; providing a voice for disabled and Deaf people throughout Wales in all matters relating to the arts.
Their vision is a creative and equal Wales where disabled and Deaf people are central to the arts of our nation. They believe in opening up access and opportunity, celebrating diversity, nurturing embryonic and established high-calibre disabled practitioners and inspiring change throughout Wales.
Woody’s Lodge is a social hub, which guides veterans to the help & support they need to re-engage with their families and communities. Their vision is to create an inviting meeting space for those who have served within the Armed Forces and Emergency Services, where they can receive expert support & advice as well as the chance to connect with new and old friends & family.
Based in Barry and in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan. In order to reach those who’ve served in the Armed Forces and Emergency Services more conveniently, they have also recently opened a Woody’s Lodge in North Wales based at Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay.