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AUGUST 2021

Fat Life Drawing X The Civic

THURSDAY 5TH AUGUST

We are going to be running a series of collaborative classes with the wonderful Fat Life Drawing throughout the No Boundaries season.

Fat Life Drawing is made up of Emily and Isobel; two sisters living in London and Harrogate who put together FLD after finding that most life drawing sessions lacked diversity and inclusivity.

Their goal has been to create a comfortable and safe, judgement-free space for like-minded creatives to come together.

They have been running virtual classes since June 2020 and have raised over £21,000 for various charities and fundraisers.

The sessions are conducted over Zoom, with a link being sent out to participants a short time beforehand.

We hope you can join us!

Artwork: @aimee.does.nothing

Body Beautiful: Diversity on the Catwalk

SATURDAY 14TH AUGUST – FRIDAY 17TH DECEMBER 2021

Body Beautiful: Diversity on the Catwalk looks at how fashion creatives are embracing inclusivity and body positivity by exploring five key themes: size, gender, age, race and disability. Visitors will learn how the industry is calling into question existing practice and why it must address diversity from the inside out to reappraise contemporary ideals of beauty.

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Toy Box Tales

GOLDTHORPE LIBRARY –
SATURDAY 7TH AUGUST – SATURDAY 28TH AUGUST

Toy Box Tales is a pop-up exhibition with learning resources touring libraries and schools in Barnsley, throughout 2021 and 2022. Enabling playful conversations about disability, Toy Box Tales celebrates difference and explores how equipment, building design and social environments can affect life with a disability.

Toy Box Tales is an exhibition of 12 stunning graphic art images featuring toys with disabilities, including Hulk with a diabetic line, Lego Superman in a wheelchair and Princess Elsa with limb difference. This important and inspiring collection arrives in Barnsley through a year-long partnership between The Civic and the toy and arts organisation Toy Like Me, who advocates for inclusive and positive representation of children with disability in toys.

For library opening times, click here

toy like me - barbie image

Toy Box Tales

GOLDTHORPE LIBRARY –
SATURDAY 7TH AUGUST – SATURDAY 28TH AUGUST

Toy Box Tales is a pop-up exhibition with learning resources touring libraries and schools in Barnsley, throughout 2021 and 2022. Enabling playful conversations about disability, Toy Box Tales celebrates difference and explores how equipment, building design and social environments can affect life with a disability.

Toy Box Tales is an exhibition of 12 stunning graphic art images featuring toys with disabilities, including Hulk with a diabetic line, Lego Superman in a wheelchair and Princess Elsa with limb difference. This important and inspiring collection arrives in Barnsley through a year-long partnership between The Civic and the toy and arts organisation Toy Like Me, who advocates for inclusive and positive representation of children with disability in toys.

Mark Leeming – Bearded Brutes

SATURDAY 14TH AUGUST – SATURDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 2021

Bearded Brutes is a collection of vivid photographic portraits bursting with colour, sparkle and beards. Combining the masculinity of the bearded male with the camp flamboyance of heavy make-up and theatrical poses.  The collection presents an enjoyable, offbeat insight into juxtapositions of modern masculinity.

This was a personal project that organically grew into a collection of 24 kitsch portraits.  Each piece was created using costume, makeup, props and digital manipulation.

Mark Leeming – Bearded Brutes

SATURDAY 14TH AUGUST – SATURDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 2021

Bearded Brutes is a collection of vivid photographic portraits bursting with colour, sparkle and beards. Combining the masculinity of the bearded male with the camp flamboyance of heavy make-up and theatrical poses.  The collection presents an enjoyable, offbeat insight into juxtapositions of modern masculinity.

This was a personal project that organically grew into a collection of 24 kitsch portraits.  Each piece was created using costume, makeup, props and digital manipulation.

Olaf Falafel’s Art Club

JUNE | AUGUST | OCTOBER | DECEMBER 2021

Olaf Falafel is a stand-up comedian and children’s author who has taken to doing weekly art sessions via Youtube for families.

From June until December, we will be collaborating with Olaf to bring you a handful of art workshops via our Youtube channel.

All of these sessions will be free to watch and in keeping with the theme of No Boundaries.

Caroline Cardus – The Way Ahead Exhibition

SATURDAY 26TH JUNE 2021 – SATURDAY 7TH AUGUST 2021

The Way Ahead was created by artist Caroline Cardus to reflect the issues disabled people wish the government and society was addressing more thoroughly in an accessible, subversive and humorous way.  It was originally intended to be a 6-month community art project but 17 years later it is still in demand as a disability art protest piece which clearly demonstrates there is much more to be done, and much more to say.

The rules of the road are a wonderful visual system. Information is easily communicated through the arrangement of simple shapes and symbols. When it comes to travel, we have found a system most people can understand easily. The Way Ahead was inspired by a wish that such a system could exist for disability awareness.

As the artist behind the piece Caroline Cardus explains:

Through personal experience, I knew a lot of it could be simple common sense, yet met many people who were intimidated by disability awareness or access requirements. So, I decided to put the two subjects together, and subvert the formula (a method beloved of activists and artists), to see whether it could work in another context.”

This exhibition has been co-commissioned with Shape Arts

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