Protest arts event and exhibition to be held in Lowestoft
PUBLISHED: 09:28 08 December 2017
Adults with learning disabilities will be sharing their views at a unique art event and exhibition at Lowestoft Library.
And the arts charity, Suffolk Artlink, is inviting people in Lowestoft to turn out and attend a free protest arts event and exhibition, which has been developed and performed by local artists with learning disabilities.
Taking place at Lowestoft Library next Thursday, December 14, from 1.30pm to 3.30pm, the event is the culmination of the arts charity’s bi-annual arts training course, JumpstART, which offers adults with learning disabilities the chance to enjoy an in-depth exploration of an art form.
This term, students have been enjoying an introduction to protest arts, exploring ideas and issues that are significant to them through creative activities including printmaking, dance, music and film.
The event will showcase a variety of their work, and include a live protest art performance, exhibition and pop-up shop.
The live performance event will be followed by an exhibition at Lowestoft Library, which runs from December 14 until Sunday, January 7.
Fiona Taylor, JumpstART student, said: “It’s brilliant to all be here together, making friends, making art and having a voice!”
Fellow student, Wendy Rees, added: “This course has helped me to listen to other people’s opinions and do something about things that are wrong with the world.”
Charlie Meyer, Project Development Officer for Suffolk Artlink said: “Using art and creativity has long been used as a way to explore our views on important issues, and share them with others.
“We have really enjoyed looking at the protest arts movement with our students, helping them to explore issues that are important to them and find their voice to influence others.”
The event and exhibition are free, no booking required.
For more information, please visit www.suffolkartlink.org.uk