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An Introduction

What has led to your taking on the identity of a socially-engaged interdisciplinary visual artist? It’s quite a loaded identity to have, isn’t it? I’ll do my best to break that down a bit! I’m your typical idealist; a dreamy […]

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Dwell Time is Launched

What a fantastic launch week! We officially launched last week along the Penistone Line and the reception of the publication has been amazing. Comments included: “You can tell a lot of work has been put into this.” “This is lovely.” […]

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First Day of Our Launch: Reflections

International Day of Happiness started off sunny and warm and was really a very happy day for me, and I think the rest of the Dwell Time team. We arrived at Huddersfield station for a press photo and a pinhole […]

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Railways Stations Installation

We installed the Dwell Time boards at five stations along the Penistone Line today. These are art works which featured in the Dwell Time publication by Hannah Honeywill, Emilia Wilson, Richard Shields, Sue Gardiner and Dianne Murphy. If you’re commuting […]

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Soundchecks & Dwelling on the Future

We did the soundchecks back at our Penistone launch venue The White Heart today. Last time we were there the wifi was down so we were looking to hotspot one of our phones and skype call Anak in LA on […]

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Linechecks, Printing & Collaborative Working

Last week we went to our Penistone venue The White Heart to do line checks in advance of our launch next week. On the way over we saw a double rainbow which reminded us of our late friend, who we’re […]

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Dwell Time Launch

  • Archive
  • Venue:
    Huddersfield Railway Station, Penistone Railway Line, The White Hart in Penistone and Sheffield Railway Station
  • From:
    March 20, 2019
  • To:
    March 22, 2019
  • Location:
    Yorkshire
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Programme Launch Announced

Dwell Time Launch 20th – 22nd March 2019 Huddersfield – Penistone – Sheffield Dwell time: The time a train spends at a scheduled stop without moving. Typically, this time is spent boarding or alighting passengers, but it may also be […]

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Print Proof

I picked up our print proof today after prepping our press release over the last few days. Our launch is a month away and suddenly feels very soon. I guess because we instigated this project almost a full year ago […]

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Publication Printing and Launch Programme

We’ve been flat out busy. We made our selection for the newspaper, laid it out and are preparing to send it to the printers on Monday with proofreading and final amends this week. It’s more like a booklet than a […]

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The Other in Mother

I went to The Other in Mother seminar yesterday about perinatal mental health and saw Sarah Greaves installation of manipulated objects representing diverse experiences of maternal transition. “Artist Sarah Greaves has been working with women who are recovering from postnatal […]

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On the Radio on World Suicide Prevention Day

It’s World Suicide Prevention Day on Monday 10th September and we’re going on local radio to talk about Dwell Time. Vanessa and I set up Dwell Time in memory of our friend who took his life last year. He had […]

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Artists and mental health: a conversation that needs to get louder

When artist and writer Alistair Gentry first shared his experiences of depression earlier this year it resulted in a flood of private feedback and led a-n to commission a series on artists and mental health for our Resources section. Drawing on the conversations he’s had with artists and arts workers, he argues for more openness about mental illness and wellness in the arts.

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#itsoktotalk

It’s hard to bounce back from rejection and keep going. Life and art practice is inevitably crap at times and coping strategies for the lows are helpful. I’ve been reflecting about this and think this is one of the many […]

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Resource Profile

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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Mental Health Support Services

This week I’ve been compiling a list of local/UK mental health support services and charities that now feature on our blog and will form a directory in the newspaper. One of the risks of raising awareness about mental health and […]

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Huddersfield-Sheffield-Huddersfield 28/04/18

Vanessa and I took the train to Sheffield and back on Saturday. Vanessa has a disabled persons railcard so it cost us £14 total with me travelling as her carer for the journey. We had a notebook, train wine and […]

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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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