sean burn, reclaiming the languages of lunacy


We are pleased to announce the launch of sean burn's residency, reclaiming the languages of lunacy, taking place at The Art House between April – September 2017.

sean burn is a writer, performer and self-taught artist with an international reputation and active involvement in disability arts. sean's residency will be launched with a performance of with added nuts on Monday 24 April. Find out more about the event HERE

sean burn: unreliable narrator tour
On Tuesday 25 April, artist sean burn is collaborating with artists and writers with lived experience of mental distress on a workshop-based unreliable narrator tour, as part of his reclaiming the languages of lunacy residency at The Art House.

unreliable narrator tour aims to consider and challenge institutional narratives of mental health and the vocabularies used to tell them, through visits to Wakefield Museum, the site of the former West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum – now luxury housing – and the Mental Health Museum, Fieldhead Hospital. Developing ideas and materials throughout the day, collaborating artists will have the opportunity to contribute to sean burn’s exhibition/performance, acheologies, at the Wakefield Artwalk in September 2017.

Supported by Arts Council England, Change Makers
Change Makers is an Arts Council England funding initiative aiming to increase the diversity of senior leadership in art and culture, providing development opportunities for organisations to work towards reflecting the diversity of contemporary society through their programmes, and across their audiences, workforces and partnerships.