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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We have had to postpone our launch events in light of the COVID-19 pandemic but we are opening another call for a special COVID-19 edition and we will also be offering postal delivery of Issue 2 in the near future. […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
Hospital Rooms is an arts and mental health charity that believes in the enduring power of the arts to instill value, dignity and wellbeing in people. Alistair Gentry speaks to Curator Niamh White about how the project enables access to art and culture for people using secure and locked mental health services.
Alistair Gentry offers guidance on what support is available for artists and others with mental health problems.
It was a good trip to London for the Carers UK AGM, located in Canary Wharf, with some good speakers. See this blog. Whilst in London, I took the opportunity to see some related exhibitions at the Wellcome Collection, Being […]
5 months has passed between the first blog post and this one, its an enormous amount of time and the project is progressing at snails pace. Its not for lack of attempting to work, and there has been a lot […]
Mental Wellbeing Arts Publication ‘Dwell Time’ Receives Rail Industry Funding The team behind the new arts publication reflecting on mental wellbeing ‘Dwell Time’ are thrilled to be the recipients of funding from regional network rail providers and the national community […]
We were at the Northern Community Rail Conference at the Hilton Leeds on Monday promoting the project to the rail sector and potential future partners. The response to the project was really positive and we made a lot of great […]
This week’s selection includes exhibitions in Isleworth, London, Stratford-upon-Avon and Birmingham – all taken from our busy Events section featuring shows and events posted by a-n members.
We are super excited to announce Dwell Time has been shortlisted for the Community Rail Awards 2019!We are in the 3b category: Community Art Schemes: Renewable and Smaller Projects – sponsored by Transport for Greater Manchester. https://communityrail.org.uk/events-training/community-rail-awards/cra19-shortlist/ Our partners Pensitone […]
For our first Session, we had a lot of paperwork to get done and wanted to have a chilled out session, where new people could explore the farm surroundings and start to get to know each other. One of the […]
I’ve been at the Piece Hall Wellbeing Festival today and yesterday, talking and interviewing people for Dwell Time. I didn’t want a stall and opted for milling around talking to other practitioners who had stalls and visitors. I met some […]
I am a member of Centrepieces mental health arts project (based in LB Bexley), which is a charity that helps adults in their mental health recovery through art. Centrepieces provides the resources for people to participate in art workshops and activities and to exhibit and sell.
We installed the show today at Huddersfield Railway Station and a very nearly ready for our event tomorrow! Dwell Time present a waiting room exhibition of Issue 1 art work and Bob Clayden’s pinhole camera portraits which he took during […]