Manchester Art Gallery

Proud and Loud Arts: Affirmations

What labels would you choose?

Manchester Art Gallery
Thursday 8 March 2018, 7pm–8.30pm

Free

Some labels are given special treatment and a glass of champagne, some are put in a safe place where no one can find them. Others are hung out for everyone to see, as an example of what happens to normality when it wanders off the path.

Affirmations by Proud and Loud Arts, is an interactive, Live Art installation created by artists living with disability labels. The work offers a perspective on the impact of social stigma and personal identity from the uniqueness of each artist’s own life experiences.  This exhibition offers a thought provoking and creative glimpse into extraordinary perspectives on the stigma associated with being different.

Affirmations is an addition to 2016’s performance of Cells – a body of work developed in direct response to a Manchester Evening News article describing a 140 percent rise in reported hate crimes against people with disabilities. This exhibition offers a thought provoking and creative glimpse into extraordinary perspectives on the stigma associated with being different. To make the work, members have collaborated with a team of highly experienced local Artists: Director – Tom Hogan; Movement Director – Susan Swanton; Designer – Nerissa Cargill Thompson