Dwell Time Exhibition Opening & Issue 2 Open Call Launch

Dwell Time Exhibition Opening & Issue 2 Open Call Launch

Thursday 18th July, 6:30-9pm

Huddersfield Railway Station

 

Exhibition Opening: 6:30pm Main Concourse Waiting Room

Issue 2 Open Call Launch: 7:30pm in The Hub

Dwell Time present a waiting room exhibition of Issue 1 art work and Bob Clayden’s pinhole camera portraits which he took during the Issue 1 launch on Penistone Line Platform 2 of Huddersfield Railway Station.

Dwell Time will also launch the open call for Issue 2 in The Hub of Huddersfield Railway Station. Join Dwell Time artists, curators and partners for a relaxed evening of poetry readings, screenings and discussion. This event is free and bookable via eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dwell-time-exhibition-opening-issue-2-open-call-launch-tickets-63510516665

Issue 2 Open Call: https://dwelltimepress.wordpress.com/open-call/

This exhibition and event are made possible with a YVAN microgrant and a Penistone Line Partnership microgrant.

Dwell Time is an arts publication reflecting on mental wellbeing produced in collaboration with Penistone Line Partnership.

 

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 spent waiting for traffic ahead to clear, or idling time in order to get back on schedule.

For Dwell Time Issue 1 Launch, Bob Clayden and Rose Knight used a custom made pinhole camera in a suitcase to photograph sitters on Platform 2 of Huddersfield Railway Station. This is long exposure photography, using traditional processing of silver based materials in a darkroom and only a pinhole as a lens. This photography is slow, and as far away from the modern day selfie as possible. To be in the picture you have to stay still for around 10 minutes, anyone moving just disappears into a blur.

Dwell Time Issue 1 featured artists: Amber Agha, Anna-Maria Amato, Teri Anderson, Mr Anon, Amelia Baron, Ben Barton, Chloe Belcher, Sue Bevan, Simon Bolton, Alice Bradshaw, Elise Broadway, Spencer Brown, Emma Burleigh, Robert P. Clarke, Bob Clayden, Donna Coleman, Klara Cservenka, Paula de Sousa, Lita Doolan, Eddy Dreadnought, Oliver East, Roderick Huw Evans, Donald Falconer, Ben Gaffrey, Sue Gardiner, Vanessa Haley, Laura Harris, Andy Hollinghurst, Hannah Honeywill, Brian Horton, Janice Howard, Janina Karpinska, Saima Kaur, Brian Kielt, Mel Kirkham & Yasmin Baddley, Mary Lee-Slade, Alison Little, Nicolette Loizou, Christopher Marsh, Nick Maynard, Patti Mckenna-Jones, Gill Melling, Nazanin Moradi, Cynthia Morrison, Diane Murphy, Ben NCM, Debbie Nicholson Wood, Henry Noyes, John O’Hare, Susan Plover, Laura Potts, Greg Przybyszewski, Andrew Pullan, Bobbi Rae, Tania Robertson, Damian Robin, Katya Robin, Robert Roth, Amy Rowe, Robert P Ryan, Rachele Salvini, Rebecca Saunders, Jessica Russo Scherr, Julie Shackleton, Richard Shields, Lucy Simm, Marnie Simpson, Jackie Smith, Michael Szpakowski, Lenny Szrama, The Train Lady, Danny Verno Smith, Victor, Kate Walter, Brain Webster, Dan Weatherer, Emilia Wilson, Jon Wilkins.

Curated by Alice Bradshaw, Vanessa Haley and Lenny Szrama in collaboration with the Penistone Line Partnership.

Survey: Working in the Arts & Mental Wellbeing

Survey: Working in the Arts and Mental Wellbeing

Alice Bradshaw is undertaking some research as part of her ongoing work with Dwell Time arts publication reflecting on mental wellbeing. Alice is Halifax based artist, curator and writer and is co-curator of Dwell Time.

This research was initiated by an invite from artist Sarah Smizz for Alice to present a short piece at their upcoming Phuckuppery event in Sheffield discussing failure. Phuckuppery is a new early evening talk event series in Sheffield hoping to change the way we think and feel and talk about failures.

In Alice’s talk addressing the notion of failure, she will be discussing mental wellbeing as an arts practitioner and what she has experienced personally and learned from working on the Dwell Time project. This includes perceptions of failure, impacts on mental health of working in the arts and the lack of dialogue around mental health in the arts.

To extend her knowledge and understanding, Alice has created a short survey about mental wellbeing working in the arts that she invites arts practitioners to respond to, with the option to publish responses on the Dwell Time blog and the option to remain anonymous if required. Alice says, “I felt that it was important to hear other people’s experiences of working in the arts and with the work I’m doing with Dwell Time, this seems an ideal platform to share experiences if people are willing. On the flip side of the studies and headlines articulating how powerful and positive art can be for mental wellbeing, there’s a dark underbelly of the stresses and neglect of mental wellbeing in the arts. Does the system fail us? Are we failing ourselves?”

Alice and her co-curators Vanessa Haley and Lenny Szrama are also conducting some interviews in person on this subject and are interested in hearing from anybody wishing to discuss mental wellbeing.

Dwell Time is an arts publication reflecting on mental wellbeing produced in collaboration with Penistone Line Partnership. The title is borrowed from train terminology “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 spent waiting for traffic ahead to clear, or idling time in order to get back on schedule.”

Survey link: http://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8R3TVRF

Dwell Time https://dwelltimepress.wordpress.com/

Image credit: Bobbi Rae – Trying So Hard Series (published in Dwell Time Issue 1)

 

 

Piece Hall Wellbeing & Community Festival, Halifax, 20 & 21 July 2019

Piece Hall Wellbeing & Community Festival, Halifax, 20 & 21 July 2019
Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm

We excited to be interviewing participants and visitors at the ucpoming Wellbeing & Community Festival at the Piece Hall in Halifax.

W&C Festival Poster A4

Our first ever Wellbeing & Community Festival is a free two-day event to help the local community get active and creative, as well as showcasing the support services available in Calderdale.

Our courtyard will host four different ‘zones’ for visitors to explore, themed around active, creative, support and wellbeing. From fitness fanatics to first timers, anyone looking to get moving can try their hand at a whole host of sport including all-adapted cycling, kurling, dance, tai chi, wheelchair basketball and yoga. Visitors with a creative flair can try their hand at mindful colouring and stone carving, amongst other calming artistic activities.

An array of support services will be on offer from charities such as Basement Recovery Project, Healthy Minds and Samaritans.

All set against the backdrop of the beautiful Piece Hall building with food and drink available throughout the weekend from our resident bars and restaurants, and music from local musicians, community choirs and buskers.”

https://www.thepiecehall.co.uk/events/wellbeing-and-community-festival

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Interviews with Lenny Szrama and Rowena Chantler at Community Rail in the City, Sheffield, May 2019

Interviews with Lenny Szrama (Dwell Time Co-Curator) and Rowena Chantler (Penistone Line Partnership) at Community Rail in the City, Sheffield, May 2019.

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 spent waiting for traffic ahead to clear, or idling time in order to get back on schedule.

Dwell Time is an arts publication of selected contributions reflecting on mental wellbeing, published for the Penistone Line Railway in Yorkshire. Dwell Time is curated by Alice Bradshaw, Vanessa Haley and Lenny Szrama and produced in partnership with Penistone Line Partnership.

 

We have brand new Vimeo and Youtube channels, follow/subscribe to see more as they’re uploaded:

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/dwelltime

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9-326tuMzHL8qzJUQbHptA

 

Community Rail in the City 2019

Dwell Time will be a Sheffield Railway Station on Wednesday 15th May for Community Rail in the City 2019.

Our partner Penistone Line Partnership have invited us to join them for the annual event for Community Rail Partnerships taking place at major stations for the day. This event at Sheffield Station is 10am-4pm on Wednesday 15th May. Come along to see the work of Community Rail Partnerships and pick up a copy of Dwell Time.

Dwell Time at South Square Wellbeing Weekend

Excited to announce that Dwell Time will be at South Square Wellbeing Weekend with some copies of Issue 1 and inviting people to participate in interviews about mental wellbeing for Issue 2!

South Square Wellbeing Weekend

Saturday 18th May 2019

Begins at 10am

South Square Centre presents it’s very first wellbeing dedicated event. Bringing together local practitioners and friends of South Square to support a more centered approach to being well. Try out activities which already happen at the centre such as; Yoga and Tai Chi, plus meet tenants who provide complimentary therapies and friends with a passion for creative healing. We’ll end the day with a live music from Japanese band KUUNATIC. Daytime activities are free of charge.

1st PROGRAMME ANNOUNCEMENT

Register to attend here.

= Workshops for the mind and soul =

Self Esteem // What Makes You Well? // Death Cafe // Sound Session

= Complimentary Therapies =

Reflexology // Indian Head Massage // EFT Therapy

= Try a new practice =

Yoga // Thai Chi

PLUS:

Meditative Soundscapes

Lipbalm Making

Aromatherapy

Mood-boosting refreshments by Plenty

Live gig from 7pm:

KUUNATIC – Psych sounds from Tokyo