Young creators with a voice.

Curated by learning disabled young people, ORDINARY ART is a new festival drawing together the work of artists with labels from across the South West.

The Space, Dartington Hall Estate, Totnes Devon TQ9 6EN

£12/day, carers go free.

Friday 16 February 2018: Family day

Saturday 17 February 2018: Teens Day

Friday 16th February - Family Day - Family making workshops, exhibitions, performances and spaces (11am - 7pm):

 Taiko Drumming workshop with Bidwell Brook School

 Inclusive music making with the Soundwaves project brought to you by daisi, arts inspired learning for young people and communities

 Performance Art Workshop with the Theatre Royal, Plymouth: Young Company Create and Funky Llama Drama. Explore drama and expressive movement in a fun and friendly environment

All Aboard Dance in Devon’s Flash mob workshop - come together with learning disabled young performance artists being mentored by cutting edge performance artists to create a ‘flash mob’ for the ORDINARY ART Masked Ball…

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Saturday 17th February - Teens Day - performance, health and well being, cinema, making workshops, exhibitions, spaces (11am-10pm):

Two days of: Exploring Identity, Comic-Fest, Music, Big Band, Taiko Drumming, Open Orchestra, Steampunk Masked Ball, Relaxed Screenings, Graphic Art, Dance, Music & Making Workshops, Performance, Films, Exhibitions, Parkour, Well Being, Animation, Quiet Space, Video & Vintage Gaming.

 Film-making workshop with Biggerhouse film:

“…film makers working with people to find their voice and create extraordinary stories”

Sharing their experience of delivering Different Voices 2 a neuro-diverse film training project.

Different Voices is part of a progression of over ten years’ work making ground breaking learning disabled films and more recently, built on our experience of developing The Dawn of the Dark Fox – the first feature film directed by an autistic film maker which has received development funding from Creative England.

 Wordsmith workshop with First-born Creatives Director Rob Mitchell:

“Creativity is personal”

Firstborn Studios have established a strong reputation in Bristol and the South West for using creative media to educate, entertain, raise awareness and give people a platform for creative expression. In this workshop Rob will work with participants to explore ‘identity’ in words…

 Graffiti Art Workshop: Artist Dave Short explores ‘identity’

Out in the cold Artist Dave Short invites you to contribute ‘a piece of you’ in graffiti art form to the ORDINARY ART Graffiti installation.

 Graphic Art Workshop sponsored by Plymouth College of Art

Led by two young new and inspiring designers and illustrators’ mad on comic art supported by Plymouth College of Art mentors…

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Ordinary Art Seminar

Sponsored by the Real Ideas Organisation working with the Branchline partnership the Ordinary Art Seminar brings learning disabled young creatives and their carers together with people wanting to support their progression in the arts and creative industries from across the SW.

Date: Friday 16 February, 2018

Location: The Great Hall, Dartington


10.30am: Coffee and Cake + Ordinary Art

11.00am: Ordinary Art Festival launch – Bidwell Brook TAIKO Drummers

11.25pm: First public screening of Random Acts film, Supercrips. Made by local young film makers Supercrips explores what ‘hidden disability’ means for a young person growing up in England right now.

11.30am-12.00pm: Panel

Hear from learning disabled young artists seeking progression in creative industries and people (arts, social care and creative industries professionals) creating the space for this to happen.

12.15 – 1pm: Q&A

12.00-1.00pm: Round table discussions exploring four seminar themes

1.00-1.30pm: Conversation share

1.30-2.15pm: Lunch in the Great Hall

2.30-3.00pm: Arts Award Celebration: 40 learning disabled young people achieving their Arts Award at Explore (entry level) and Bronze (level 1) are presented with their award by Charlotte White + 10 learning disabled young artists who have this year progressed to Silver (level 2) share their experience in presentation

3.00-3.30pm: South West Open Youth Orchestra - The world’s first disabled-led national youth orchestra performs in Devon for the first time.

For more information and to book your place for an Ordinary Art Seminar, please click here.