WHO WE ARE
DWD Events is an independent non profit event organisation based in Bristol.
Founded by Mr. M Slowey in 2019, our purpose is to help artists gain exposure, aid charitable organisations and tackle the big issues in the world.
HOW WE WORK
We support artists by exhibiting and promoting their art, giving them exposure to the public and gallery owners.
All profits from our events are donated to a charity linked with the theme of the event. This year our chosen charity is Mind.
One in four people will experience a mental health problem in any given year.
Mental Health Research, December 2018
The idea behind the formation of DWD Events came from Mark Slowey who has dealt with mental health issues himself. Mark became aware of the affect it has on the people around him like friends, family and associates, and noticed them having the same troubles dealing with these issues. So, he decided to do something about it.
To dance with a demon is to embrace the fear we run from, to combat that which seeks to destroy us, not with anger, but with an art.
We hope that DWD Art Exhibition will provide an opportunity to give a greater understanding of the challenges people have with mental health issues and the struggles they go through on a daily basis. We wish to highlight and promote the services that are available for people who need support including family and friends of mental health sufferers.
PROUD TO BE WORKING WITH STUDIO UPSTAIRS
Studio Upstairs is an amazing charity with branches in Bristol and London. They provide safe and ongoing creative space and support for people suffering with long term mental and emotional difficulties. Their work has been hugely successful and their vision is for a world in which everyone can transform their life through creative community.