91DIVOC Exhibition

MaMoMi Initiative CIC profile

Project by MaMoMi Initiative CIC

91DIVOC Exhibition

MaMoMi Initiative CIC profile

Project by MaMoMi Initiative CIC

We did it
On 1st September 2021 we successfully raised £1,817 with 52 supporters in 42 days

91DIVOC Exhibition. Recalling the impact of covid19. This campaign is about artists sharing their lived experiences and sensory observations

MaMoMi Initiative is a non-profit social enterprise. Working with and alongside visually impaired creatives for nearly a decade, our mission is to enhance the experiences and expand the possibilities available to visually impaired and deafblind artists and audiences.

MaMoMi Initiative was founded by Andrew Mashigo, and the team currently comprises Lynn Cox, a blind artist, and Disability Awareness trainer and consultant, as Director, and James Hallam, a visually impaired IT professional, and Zara Jayne, a storyteller, and actor, as our non-executive Directors. We also have a strong team of collaborating professionals, with skills ranging from printmakers, wellness coaches, accessibility consultants to storytellers, braille artists, and disability art consultants. 

Everyone has found the pandemic very difficult, but the impact is ever so much worse for people with disabilities. But what has been so refreshing and encouraging to observe is that this group of artists and creatives have decided not to allow covid19 to be any excuse rather, it has been a moment to spur renewed energy, drive, and commitment to be as effective and creative as is possible, regardless!

In these unprecedented times, artists have found new ways to work, they are stronger, resilient, and more resolute, and the response with their creative practice is what this exhibition hopes to showcase.

91DIVOC:

Since April 2020, we met with artists, weekly, first as a point of contact so no one felt isolated, but then as an extension, we began to share ideas about our practice and through this, developed some new, innovative, and refreshing ways of creating new work. Within the group, we have tackled immense logistical issues like increased difficulty in accessing materials, working within the confines stipulated by the impact of the pandemic, having to work isolated from the usual sensory stimulation many take for granted, but also facing these problems together as a community.

Testimonials:

"This is a wonderful project! Much success to all of the artists. I hope you can tour the exhibition one day and come to Hamburg!" - Noemie

"I continue to be amazed that visually impaired artists can produce and work in visual media. I hope you reach your target and can carry on working together." - Jenni

"Good luck guys! This sounds great and is really important work. Would love to tour the exhibition up to Birmingham next year!" - Steph and the Sense Arts team

Exhibition Venue And Dates:

Please note the new venue:

[email protected], Bargehouse Street.

New dates: 10th to 14th of November.

Our vision is to show a new body of works and performances by artists, and collaborators, in a 2-week hybrid event. 

The first week is a live exhibition in [email protected] from 10th to 14th of November, and the second week will be an online event, from 15th to 19th of November, comprising workshops, presentations, artist talks, and masterclass sessions, where we will reach an even wider and broader audience base through a series of the very engaging creative online session.

Crowdfunding Campaign Round 2:

This round of our crowdfunding campaign aims to raise £3,000. This campaign is about opening up the artist's practice so our audiences can engage closely with the artist's, to better understand their artistic processes and some of their inspirations. With your contributions, this will be your opportunity to make new work with the artist of your choice.

Thank you!

MaMoMi Initiative CIC

91DIVOC Exhibition Objectives:

The 91DIVOC 2021 Exhibition retains its 4 key objectives;

1. Transport the wide range of artworks by our artists, many of whom are not London-based.

2. Provide accessible formats for all the artworks we will show, and create Interpretation for any disabled visitors in our audience. These include providing braille, large print, raised images, assisting with captions in their videos, and BSL.

3. Empower the artists by creating a resource base and repository, both digitally and paper-based.

4. Create a legacy for future VI and other disabled artists and creative practitioners, and enable future collaborations, with and beyond MaMoMi.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

7 of 120 claimed

Level 1 Reward

Choice of; 1. Decoding braille definition digital print: A3 size. Limited Edition prints, only 20 available. By celebrated artist Clarke Reynolds. 2. Maquettes of mugs: Limited Edition, 100 available. By sculptor David Johnson.

£50 or more

2 of 20 claimed

Level 2 Reward

Choice of; 1. Goal setting/limiting belief group coaching sessions: ILM5 and 7 certified. 1.5 hours Zoom training session, limited to 15 people per session. Only 10 sessions are available. By Disability awareness coach Lynn Cox. 2. Tactile painting. A4 size. Limited Edition. Only 10 available. By mixed media artist Andrew Mashigo.

£100 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Level 3 Reward

Choice of; 1. Creative Life Coaching: Creative life coaching sessions run by an experienced ILM level 5 and 7 certified coach. Only 10 slots are available. By Lynn Cox. 2. Audio Described Taster training to institutions: For artists, curators, education staff, parks, cultural institutions, and the business sector. 2-hour sessions via Zoom. Only 10 sessions are available. By Disability consultant Zoe Partington.

£150 or more

2 of 20 claimed

Level 4 Reward

Tactile painting: Unique, Limited Edition print. A3 size. With braille interpretation on the back. Only 20 are available. By celebrated artist Rachel Gadsden

£300 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Level 5 Reward

Hand-printed artwork: Original hand-printed textile artwork. Limited Edition print. Only 2 available. By print maker Fae Kilburn.

£450 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Level 6 Reward

Choice of; 1. Personal Decoding unique artwork: Unique to each person. Only 2 are available. By celebrated artist Clarke Reynolds. 2. Masterclass sessions for corporate clients: A 4-week masterclass on personal development and empowering for physical independence. Only 2 sessions are available. By certified wellness coach Jennifer Smith-Gibbs

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