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Outside IN is a pioneering visual arts project increasing the number of Disabled and Deaf artists working with mainstream galleries. Outside IN has been designed and is coordinated by DASH, working in partnership with Oriel Davies Gallery, Mid Wales, The New Art Gallery Walsall and Wolverhampton Art Gallery to commission innovative and original Disability Art for inclusion in their programmes in 2010 and 2011.

Defying Definitions – The Outside IN Symposium December 1st – 3rd 2011 Wolverhampton Defying Definitions will be an interactive and fun day exploring the processes and outcomes of the Outside IN programme. This event is a must for gallery curators and staff, arts organisations, artists and anyone with an interest in learning how to place disability arts in mainstream galleries.


DASH by Sarah Kennedy. Image © DASH

The Disabled Avant Garde

DAG Tom and Jerry Image © DAG

The Disabled Avant Garde’(aka ‘DAG’) is a satirical arts organisation formed by the disability artists Katherine Araniello and Aaron Williamson who create contemporary video and performance art informed by the social model of disability. The Disabled Avant-Garde’s work is an intervention into society’s perceptions and expectations of disabled people.

Noëmi Lakmaier

Sean Burn talks about the ‘language of lunacy’, the words and phrases used generally within society, in conversations and the media, without conscious awareness of the stigma associated with them.

Noëmi Lakmaier will create an installation, using the gallery’s own collection as inspiration, focussing specifically on seating depicted within artworks. She will select furniture away from their art-historical context, reinterpreting, changing and manipulating their form physically into

“n or mal” by Sean Burn. Image © the artist

The Disabled Avant Garde is at Oriel Davies Gallery, Mid Wales, in September 2011.


Sean Burn

For Sean, a nutcase becomes a beautiful piece of art. Sean is working to reclaim this language and through his 14 month residency at the gallery is creating a body of work in a range of media – sound mapping, performance to camera, assemblages and visual poetry.

For their ‘Outside IN’ commission, the artists are creating ‘Camp DAG’ – a mysterious occurrence appearing for a short time on the banks of the picturesque River Severn, close to Oriel Davies Gallery and the town centre.

different objects so their original function is put into question. Noëmi will interact with the work by attempting to use the objects as furniture, and visitors will be encouraged to do the same. Noëmi Lakmaier is at Wolverhampton Art Gallery from September to December 2011.

Sean Burn is artist-in-residence at The New Art Gallery Walsall, January 2010 through to February 2011.


Wide Awake Staring (2006) by Noëmi Lakmaier. Image © the artist


This leaflet is available in Large Print and Audio formats, please contact us on 01743 272939 or look on our website. www.dasharts.org

Programme of Events 2010 - 2011 6 September 2010 Sean Burn continues his residency at The New Art Gallery Walsall 10 September 2010 Sean Burn ‘In Conversation’ at DASH

September 2011 Camp DAG invade Newtown

Disability Arts in the Mainstream

The Disabled Avant Garde ‘In Conversation’ at Oriel Davies Gallery, Mid Wales

16 September 2010 Launch of Outside IN at The New Art Gallery Walsall

September - December 2011 Noëmi Lakmaier in residence at Wolverhampton Art Gallery

January - February 2011 Sean Burn continues his residency and has work on display

1 - 3 December 2011 Noëmi Lakmaier ‘In Conversation’ Outside IN symposium at The Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton


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