Joel Simon (mis) SHAPE
Joel Simon: (mis) SHAPE

The Arts & Disability Forum and the
Strule Arts Centre, Omagh
present:
Selected - ADF Group Show
Cathy Henderson, David Hughes, Fergus Jordan
Rowena Keaveny, Roisin O’Hagan and Joel Simon
5 to 30 April, 2014

Opening: Friday 4 April at 1:30pm, followed by a gallery talk and film screening by Orla Russell-Conway and Joel Simon at 3:15pm
gallery opening hours Monday - Saturday, 10am to 5:30pm
admission free; gallery accessible

Strule Arts Centre
Townhall Square,
Omagh, Co.Tyrone
BT78 1BL
www.struleartscentre.co.uk; tel 028 8224 7831
www.adf.ie; tel 028 9023 9450; text 07534 863 449

On Friday 4 April at 1:30pm, there will be an exhibition launch at Strule Arts Center in Omagh, of a group exhibition selected by the Arts & Disability Forum. Artists are: Cathy Henderson, David Hughes, Fergus Jordan, Rowena Keaveny, Roisin O’Hagan and Joel Simon. Following the launch, there will be an informal gallery talk about the Arts & Disability Forum’s work and the artists whose work is on display (led by Chris Ledger and Leo Devlin from the ADF). There will then be film screenings from Orla Russell-Conway and Joel Simon.

Each artist in this exhibition is a previous recipient of a grant from the Arts & Disability Awards Ireland scheme, which has been managed by the ADF in Belfast on a cross-border basis until this year. All the artists have gone on to exhibit nationally and internationally. This exhibition simply celebrates their achievements and, although this is coincidental, commemorates the end of a scheme that has been much valued by artists.
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Arts Council of Ireland withdraws from the Arts and Disability Awards Ireland Scheme (ADAI)

A unique cross border scheme which has benefited dozens of disabled and deaf artists has come to an end after An Chomhairle Ealaion, the Arts Council of Ireland, announced it was withdrawing its support.

The future is now uncertain for disabled and deaf artists as this signals the end of the Arts and Disability Awards Ireland (ADAI) scheme which has allocated £526,274 to 216 projects on the island since its inception.

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