Projects

Following are a selection of projects that Arcadea has previously undertaken, more will be added as work on the website continues...

 
Spring 2015
Newcastle Late Shows
 
Welcome to Wormwood Hubs where big brother is watching you and you will soon discover that crime does not pay.
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Spring 2015
Creative Collaboration with Sunderland College
 
HUB artists working with Sunderland College students to help unlock their creative potential.
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Winter 2014
ICEBOX Launch
 
In collaboration with the Community Foundation & the Gillian Dickinson Trust a creative event to launch the new youth service.
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Summer 2013
Next Stop Byker - Pinhole Photography
 
Artist Judy Thomas invited the HUB group to collaborate with her in creating a large scale piece of display art for Byker Metro Station.
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Spring 2013
Eves Curse
 
Working with a group of scientists from Newcastle University Research Dept the HUB group created artwork in response to their work on mitochondria. The work was subsequently exhibited at the Great North Museum.
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Spring 2013
Newcastle Late Shows
 
Driving through the night at the HUBcap Cafe, a piece of interactive performance and installation art set against the backdrop of late 70's motor racing.
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Spring 2013
Byker Enchantement Project
 
Working with local artists the HUB group created small animations to be used as part of a bigger piece of audio/video work.
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Winter 2012
Human Rights in the Community Year 2
 
Working with local film makers Shoot Your Mouth Off (SYMO) we were commissioned to create a music video that would raise awareness of the importance of the Human Rights Act in an accessible way.
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Winter 2011
HUB Workshop Festival
 
Working with professional artists the HUB ran a series of free workshops in the local community. People had the opportunity to participate in visual arts, crafts, film making and cake decorating.
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Autumn 2011
HUB Launch
 
In partnership with Newcastle City Council Arcadea hosted a creative event to launch the new HUB service. People were invited to select 3 of 8 creative workshops offered & more than 70 learning disabled people turned out to join in.
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2010
Human Rights in the Community Year 1
 
Collaborating with the British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) we invited a local group of disabled artists to run workshops raising awareness of Human Rights. A final piece of artwork was then produced and exhibited at the Centre for Life.
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2009
Hidden - On Line Text Art
 
A unique on-line text art project on the theme of ‘Hidden’ reflecting the hidden history of Disabled people and the continuing relative invisibility of our cultural identities.
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2009
Sparkle - Mimosa Magazine Launch
 
Event to launch our second special edition Mimosa Magazine - on the theme of 'Here and Now' an evolution of disability equality in art and culture.
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2009
A Drop in the Ocean
 
An event to raise awareness of the issues facing disabled artists.
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2009
ARCADEA at MIMA Summer Art Fair - Cake Extravaganza
 
Arcadea set up an ornate cake stall to fit in with the event theme of 'Ornamentation' and 'Is Ornament A Crime?'
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2006
oUo Maan
 
A performance written and performed by Deborah A Williams in response to society's fascination with labels and with the people who wear them.
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2007
Disability Equality
 
A workshop at Waygood Art Studios with the aim to give an introduction to the key issues relating to Disability Equality in professional arts and culture.
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2006
The Mimosa Project
 
The launch of Arcadea came with new visions for the organisation; Mimosa became the title of Arcadea's new approach to working with Disability Arts in the region.
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2005
Training and Professional Development project
 
Several workshops based on important key skills in an artist's practice.
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2005
Re:Trace-Writing for Change
 
A six week writing course for emerging and established disabled writers.
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2005
New Direction-Writing for Change
 
Creative writing workshops for disabled people.
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2005
Arcadea Launch
 
An event with great performances and speakers at the Discovery Museum saw NorDAF re-launching as Arcadea with great new visions for the future of Disability Arts in the North East.
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2004
The Big Cabaret
 
An event at Live Theatre where NorDAF re-visited the popular concept of a Disability Arts Cabaret.
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2002
The Independence Festival
 
A disabled people's pride event in Newcastle/Gateshead.
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2002
Northumberland Young Film-makers Festival
 
An event that NorDAF was involved in by offering a film training programme and by producing four films by young, deaf and disabled people.
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2002
Connecting the Region
 
A seminar that brought together key disabled artists and groups from the region to discuss plans for the future of Disability Arts in the area.
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2001
Positive Image
 
An exhibition with work by Eddy Hardy after a project managed by NorDAF and funded by Northern Arts' project Year of the Artist.
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2001
Getting Noticed
 
A touring exhibition by young, disabled artists managed in Northumberland by NorDAF on behalf of NDAF.
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2001
Fire Starters
 
A writing project in Northumberland funded by YOTA.
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3-10-2014
The Way Things Are
 
A poetry festival in Morpeth for the Millennium that NorDAF supported.
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2000
Matters of Life and Death
 
A week long residential writing course for disabled people organised by NorDAF on behalf of NDAF (National Disability Arts Forum).
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1999
3x3x3
 
Three learning disabled groups, i.e Heart 'n Soul, Strathcona Theatre Company and The Lawnmowers, performed their latest productions at three mainstream venues in three parts of the region - nine performances in total.
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1998
NorDAF Disability Arts Conference
 
A conference that brought together disabled and deaf artists from the region to discuss future projects and how local, disabled artists could be best supported.
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1997
Disability Art Matters
 
Organised in South East Northumberland in order to develop new audiences.
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1996
Visual Arts UK '96
 
NorDAF's contribution was a project focusing on the work by three disabled artists in the region; Aidan Shingler, Eddie Hardy and Anne Whitehurst.
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1997
Deaf Arts Conference
 
Networking event for deaf artists.
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1996
Death Project
 
A series of events concerned with challenging the taboo & silence that confronts people who, because of disability or health, have been told that they should not expect to live a 'normal' lifespan.
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1996
Photography Course
 
An accessible course in photography accredited by the Tyneside Open College Federation which lead to the participants wanting to take their interest in photography further.
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1995
Unleashed: Images and experience of disability
 
An exhibition at Laing Art Gallery dealing with social issues disabled people face. The group conveyed these, sometimes sensitive, issues by using humour, enthusiasm and satire
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1995
Sense of Self
 
A photographic exhibition displayed in the All Saints' Church revisiting the project Camerawork from the late 1980s where disabled people collaborated with professional photographers to produce images about themselves.
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1995
Mass Observation
 
One of the largest single Disability Arts projects in the UK conducted by NorDAF. Almost 300 disposable cameras were distributed to groups and disabled individuals in Newcastle to document the lives of disabled people for one day in March 1995.
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1994
The Night of the Living Dead
 
An event consisting of mainly poetry and story readings by people with experience in what it is like to live with a reduced life expectancy.
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1994
Disability Arts Cabaret
 
This year was the start of a series of Disability Arts Cabarets which were popular art events and opportunities for Disability Art to reach new audiences in the region.
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1993
NorDAF Newsletter
 
First published in December 1993, the newsletter was a quarterly publication with news, reviews and information. It kept NorDAF in touch with its members and those who worked with and were interested in Disability Arts.
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