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Program

4 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016

Helena Eflerová: Transformation

A survey based show featuring a retrospective collection of artworks by multidisciplinary artist Helena Eflerová integrated with work by disabled artists. The artworks draw focus to the resemblances between both Eflerová’s and the disabled artists’ practices. The exhibition will give audiences an insight into both practices; blurring the distinctions between the work Eflerová produces in her independent practice and research surrounding experiences of conception, pregnancy, birth and early postnatal life with work created in workshops which she facilitates for adults with learning disabilities at The Lantern Community. Advocating inclusion and participation in quality contemporary art, this exhibition and accompanying conference, publication and live performance will invite debate challenging attitudes to arts and disability.

Helena Eflerová is a multidisciplinary practitioner, with an MA in Fine Art Sculpture from Winchester School of Art. Eflerová work encompasses art, health and wellbeing; offering high-quality cultural experiences to diverse intergenerational communities.

As workshop coordinator of Seasonal Crafts at The Lantern Community, Ringwood, she provides a creative programme for the development of social and creative skills. Her aim is to build a safe place and teamwork with trust, where mutual support is developed. Helena works with each individual’s capability to create a finished product (object/performance). Throughout her practice, she makes use of strong communication skills, inclusive of visual, nonverbal and Makaton sign language.

Eflerová’s personal practice stems from on-going research surrounding experiences of conception, pregnancy, birth and early postnatal life. She has shown her collaborative and solo works in universities, art galleries, non-gallery/heritage and site-specific environments in England and abroad.

www.helenaeflerova.com
www.lanterncommunity.org.uk   

The Link Gallery, West Downs Centre, Romsey Road, Winchester SO22 5HT
- Exhibition Friday 4 November-Friday 16 December (weekdays 9am-6pm, Saturdays 10am-4pm, Sunday by arrangement)
- 'Our Voices' Conference/Publication Launch Friday 4 November 6-8pm
- Private View Friday 4 November 8-10pm

Performing Arts Studio 2, University of Winchester, Sparkford Rd, Winchester SO22 4NR
- ‘Dove Dance’ live performance Friday 2 December 7.30-8pm

The Lantern Community, Folly Farm Lane, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 2NN
- Welcome Tour Friday 18 November & Friday 9 December 9.30-10.30am, 11am-12.30pm, 2.30pm-3.30pm, 4-5pm
(Maximum capacity 15 people - book in advance by email or phone: helena@lanterncommunity.org.uk 07543 640 652)
- Winter Exhibition and Sale Saturday 19 November 10am-3pm

 

 

Venue:
The Link Gallery, West Downs Centre, Romsey Road, Winchester SO22 5HT
Date

From: 4 Nov 2016
To: 16 Dec 2016

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