MKDAD brings together a range of communities from across Milton Keynes and for 2018 we are inviting artists, dancers and athletes to be a part of these celebrations. Re-imagining the way that society views disability we want to create a platform where we can address disability issues within a chosen theme.
You See Me, Moving forward is an exhibition of artworks that showcase the talent of Disabled artists from Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas. The exhibition aims to raise awareness, challenge perceptions and reduce stigma surrounding both physical disability and mental health, whilst also addressing accessibility within the visual arts through a programme of events.
Through the exhibition we hope to raise awareness of the work that Disabled artists can produce regardless of the limitations that society places upon them, recognising that disabled people should have the opportunity to participate fully in the arts.
Curated by Arts for Health Milton Keynes in partnership with MKDAD and centre.mk, the exhibition focuses on this year’s theme of movement. We can interpret the theme of movement in two ways- we are moving forward and progressing as an organisation, growing and learning year to year. MKDAD as a movement brings together communities across Milton Keynes that are moving together-moving toward a new and better understanding of disabilities and moving on from how disabilities have been treated in the past.
We also want to look at movement and our understanding of what that means in relationship to our bodies, ourselves and additional objects that assist in our movement recognising that movement as a physical thing is not ever the same for each individual, whether they are restricted by age, illness, mental health or physical disability.
The exhibition will run from Saturday 23 June until Sunday 15 July 2018.
MKDAD is holding a series of events
10 - 3pm Festival of Sport at Middleton Hall
Saturday 14th July is Disability Awareness Day come and celebrate at Milton Keynes Rose Campbell Park at 4 pm!