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Dwell Awhile Launch 25 January 2021

Welcome to Dwell Awhile; a series of podcasts made by Dwell Time in partnership with the Yorkshire Visual Arts Network. In this first series we invited peer-nominated artists to talk to us about their art practice, the contentiously uncritical term […]

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Lockdown Watercolour Stories

Lockdown watercolour stories are created from stories that people send me. You are invited to share your current lockdown experiences and stories and know that you are not alone.

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My afro does not fit on the spreadsheet

*Trigger warnings: suicidal ideation, hopelessness, discouragement and despair. As November is drawing to a close and so is the second lockdown of this mad year, Guy Fawkes night and Remembrance day seem like the only recurring familiar markers to get my […]

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Five ways Nothing ‘is’ Immediate can support Wellbeing

The sculptures omit sounds, rich in harmonics and musical intervals. Listening to the sounds produces a response in the brain’s neuro oscillation. The sounds slow the rhythmic activity down from gamma to alpha, benefiting you by relaxing the nervous system. […]

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Love Arts Conversation

I wrote some notes for my talk at the Love Arts event yesterday and although I didn’t read this verbatim it’s the basis of what I said:   Love Arts My attitude is that everyone has mental health just like […]

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Lost for Words

Through my mental health research I have been reading The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk, attended the Collective Trauma Summit 2020 and studied/studying a second Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health and Level 2 Certificate […]

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Dwell Time Issue 2 Online Launch

Dwell Time launch the second edition of their award winning art publication reflecting on mental wellbeing. Dwell time: The time a train spends at a scheduled stop without moving. Typically, this time is spent boarding or alighting passengers, but it […]

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Mental Health awareness: weak

It’s Sunday evening and Mental Health Awareness week starts tomorrow. Watch out for the bunting, the posters, the merch, events, interviews and tanned celebs repeating a one liner platitude. I won’t be joining in the ‘celebrations’ as I am not […]

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Filming

We did a full day of filming today at Huddersfield Railways Station and our new space Dwell Time Central. CrossCountry are making a short film about Dwell Time the videographer was over to shoot various sections. Artists Amelia Baron and […]

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Shortlisting

We’re currently shortlisting for Issue 2. There’s so many really excellent work and it’s going to be extra hard to select this year!

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First a performance then an installation

I was Naked, Smelling of Rain – now an installation Following its’ successful R&D phase funded by Unlimited, ‘I was Naked, Smelling of Rain’ received Arts Council England funding further supported by  ARC Stockton, Disability Arts Online, The ArtHouse and Pervasive Media Studio to be […]

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I was Naked, Smelling of Rain

Following its’ successful R&D phase funded by Unlimited, ‘I was Naked, Smelling of Rain’ received Arts Council England funding further supported by  ARC Stockton, Disability Arts Online, The ArtHouse and Pervasive Media Studio to be developed into a full scale pourable work. Having worked with […]

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The Emotional Weather Bureau

A nomadic space in the real and virtual worlds acting as a for location for curated activities which explore the relationship between climate change and wellbeing.

Exploring the external physical weather and our internal psycho-emotional weather as as a metaphor

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Open Call: Dwell Time Outloud!

Dwell Time OUTLOUD! Speak your mind, have your voice heard, say it out loud! Dwell Time are calling for tweets and messages (up to 280 characters) reflecting on mental wellbeing to be live and analogue broadcast during their Issue 2 […]

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Dwell Time Festive Party

  Wednesday 18 December 2019 Huddersfield Railway Station Join the Dwell Time team in the First Class Waiting Room on Platform 1 of Huddersfield Railway Station for mental wellbeing/festive card making, mince pies and mulled wine (other refreshments available and/or […]

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Dwell Time Interview with Richard Price, British Transport Police

Dwell Time Interview with Richard Price, British Transport Police on World Mental Health Day 2019. Content warning: Discusses suicide prevention on the railways. Part 1 https://vimeo.com/372175283 Dwell Time Interview with Richard Price, British Transport Police (Part 1) from Dwell Time […]

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Artists and mental health: Liz Atkin, #CompulsiveCharcoal artist

London-based artist Liz Atkin creates work both in response to and as way of coping with compulsive skin picking. Alistair Gentry finds out more about her art practice, and the advocacy and education work she undertakes to help others understand and deal with this and other body-focused repetitive behaviour conditions.

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Artists and mental health: experiences and strategies

Based on conversations with artists, Alistair Gentry reflects on the stigma that still exists around mental health, and discusses some of the coping strategies artists use in their work and careers when affected by mental health problems.

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Artists and mental health: The Bethlem Gallery

The Bethlem Gallery in Bromley provides a professional platform for artists who have experienced mental health difficulties. Alistair Gentry speaks to the gallery’s director Beth Elliot about the organisation and how it fosters a supportive artist-focussed environment.

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