We have recently had the opportunity to exhibit some artwork at ‘Gathered Together‘, Indepen-dance’s biennial international Inclusive Dance Festival. We decided it was a great chance to show the wider public the large paintings Project Ability artists Jonathan McKinstry and Cameron Morgan made for SCLD (Scottish Centre for Learning Disability).
Indepen-dance, who we consider to be good friend’s and co-collaborator’s, is an award winning inclusive dance company for disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy, express, and fulfil their potential through dance. Their mission is to enable participation in high quality arts provision and improve wellbeing, quality of life and provide opportunities for disabled and non-disabled dancers in both the professional and non-professional dance sectors.
Below is a note about the festival programme from Karen Anderson, the Artistic Director of Indepen-dance:
I am delighted to bring Gathered Together, Indepen-dance’s biennial international Inclusive Dance Festival, to Tramway. After the cancellation of our 2020 Festival, it is wonderful to see art on our stages once again. Gathered Together 22 is our 4th Festival. The Festival brings together a variety of inclusive dance organisations, independent disabled dance artists and those interested in inclusive dance practice, to share skills, techniques and knowledge through a packed programme of practical workshops, film screenings, an art exhibition from Projectability and a photographic exhibition from Dylan Lombard. Gathered Together hosts evening performances from some of the world’s leading inclusive dance companies. We are also delighted to share the Festival with Tramway’s Human Threads Exhibition which runs until August. Tramway is a space that Indepen-dance has connected with for many years. I am grateful for their support and of our many partners including The Work Room and Scottish Ballet who have given us space to host some of our events. I would also like to thank our funders without whom the Festival would not happen. The Festival is a platform for inclusive companies to come together and share the same stage regardless of experience. I look forward to welcoming you to Tramway.
You can have a look at the full brochure via this link.
Below we have a selection of images showcasing the paintings by Jonathan and Cameron that were on display as part of the festival, within the Tramway!