Art Central is proud to unveil a comprehensive selection of work including a large body of new pieces that add to dinah’s vital collection, work that demands and deserves your attention.
For more information about the artist dinahvagina’s work visit the Instagram page.
womenslaughter - artist talk with Art Central Friends
Saturday 9th July 1:00pm – 3:00pm (Refreshments at 1:00pm)
Hosted by Art Central Friends, Dr Jane Salisbury will introduce the womnenslaughter talk featuring artist dinahvagina in conversation with the Emeritus Professor Gerda Roper, talking about her work, background, research, and influences. During the afternoon, Professor Jackie Jones will discuss issues in relation to domestic violence, women and the law whilst, Feminist Poet Mary Kay will recite a poem which touches on the themes in the exhibition. There will be a question and answer opportunity, before the event will be closed by Dennis Clarke Chair of Art Central Friends.
Bliss #2 The Joy of Reading
9.30 to 4.30 on 29 July 2022
When was the last time someone read to you? artist dinahvagina loves to read and will be at Art Central all day reading to herself, reading to you, you can read to her, or you can just sit together and read. Drop in anytime, she will have books for all ages, books that she has loved and books she read to her children.
Stopped by a family member, dinah was unable to read at home and was subject to coercive control, between the years 1980 and 1997, a lifechanging experience. In December 2015, coercion and controlling behaviour was made a criminal offence in the UK, with a possible prison sentence of up to 5 years, a fine or both. This has not stopped this behaviour but has duly recognised it as unlawful.
BLISS#2 The Joy of Reading allows us to join the artist, stop, read and reap the numerous benefits. Reading, exercises the brain, improves literacy and concentration enabling us to focus and communicate, it improves our sleep, reduces stress, and stimulates our imaginations, creativity and thinking. Come and join dinah and read together.
Make a wish? (Tell No One)
9.30 to 3.30 on 6th August 2022
Come along and make a WISH! As ‘Wish Administrator’, artist dinahvagina will assist in processing your wish. No wish too small or too great. Tell no one, just come to Art Central and your wish will be processed.