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Defying Definitions


the Mainstream

Defying Definitions will be an interactive and fun day exploring

Symposium Programme

the processes and outcomes of Outside IN, the pilot phase of the wider visual arts programme, in.

Friday 2nd December 09:30 - 16:30 • Registration, refreshments and introductions.

Defying Definitions will offer significant insights into access to future Disability Arts opportunities both for practitioners and audiences. This is an event for gallery curators and staff, arts organisations and anyone with an interest in learning how to place disability arts in mainstream galleries.

• Opening presentation by special guest • Mike Layward introduces Outside IN, the history, processes and future. • The gallery partners share their stories. • Paul Darke presents the project research findings on Disability Arts in mainstream galleries.


• Performances by Outside IN artists; Nöemi Lakmaier, The Disabled Avant Garde and Sean Burn.

Thursday 1st December

• Alison Saint gives an evaluation of the project and Sarah Kennedy launches the marketing toolkit.

12:00 Open registration at the Arena Theatre 14:00 Visit to the Frank Cohen Collection in Wolverhampton. 17:30 Join commissioned artist Nöemi Lakmaier in conversation at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Nöemi’s exhbition opens on 8th October 2011 and runs until 7th January 2012. 20:00 Enjoy an evening with Perrier award winning comedian Kim Noble, at the Arena Theatre.

• Your chance to talk with the Outside IN artists in a lively Q & A.

• Abid Hussain from Arts Council England, talks about the funding and future of Disability Art in the gallery space. • Mike Layward and Paul Darke announce the new gallery partners for in - 2012 to 2015. Followed by a Q & A on DASH and the future of Disability Arts. • Lunch and refreshments are provided.

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Symposium Costs: Early Bird ÂŁ40 + VAT before 30th September Full price ÂŁ50 + VAT after 30th September Book two or more tickets and receive a 20% discount. Ticket price includes admission to all the events advertised as part of Defying Definitions. To book online go to: Phone: 01902 321321 Minicom: 01902 321327 Fax: 01902 322599 Or send a cheque by post to: Arena Theatre, Box Office, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1SE

This leaflet is available in alternative formats, please call 01743 272939 or go to our website

Defying Definitions


the Mainstream

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Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd December 2011 Arena Theatre Wolverhampton A symposium brought to you by DASH in partnership with The New Art Gallery Walsall, Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Oriel Davies Gallery - Mid Wales.

Defying Definitions in the Mainstream  
Defying Definitions in the Mainstream  

Leaflet for Defying Definitions in the Mainstream - a Disability Arts Symposium.