Sunday, 8 September 2013

Sound Canvas nominated for top Disability Arts award:

Sound Canvas, the artwork in-situ at The Public in West Bromwich, has been shortlisted for a prestigious ‘Jodi’ Award. The awards exist to highlight excellence in widening participation for disabled people in museums, galleries, exhibitions, libraries, archives and heritage sites.

Disabled artist, Zoe Partington was commissioned by The Public in West Bromwich and DASH, to create a permanent piece of art for the gallery as part of DASH's project IN 'Disability arts in the mainstream'. Sound Canvas was unveiled at a special celebration event in July - and it will be taken down in November, so we encourage you to visit The Public and experience this fantastic multi-sensory exhibition whilst you can!

Speaking of the nomination for the Jodi Award, Paula Dower from DASH says "DASH are delighted to hear that Sound Canvas by Zoe Partington, has been shortlisted for the Jodi Awards. DASH’s project, IN (Disability Arts in the Mainstream), has been created to give Disabled Artists the support they need to enable them to create great works of art and to work in partnership with galleries to show that work. DASH would like to thank all the staff of The Public, they have been wonderful and supportive partners.”

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