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ART AS A RESPONSE TO MENTAL HEALTH 2024 THE TEAM

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 CHINWE RUSSELL - CURATOR

 

Chinwe Russell is the founder and curator of Doncaster art fair amongst other artistic projects. 

Renowned visionary artist and industry leader, Chinwe Russell, captivates audiences with her bold, narrative art that transcends borders. As an artist, curator, and entrepreneur, she has garnered accolades for her exhibitions exploring historical and social themes. Her notable solo exhibitions include "20 Historical Women Who Changed the World" and "Gods of Africa," showcased in prestigious museums and galleries across the UK. Chinwe's curatorial prowess extends globally, founding initiatives like the "Artists on the Rise Auction" and curating permanent collections for hospitals. As the CEO of D31 Art Gallery, she transformed it into a cultural hub. Her work, recognized by the Royal Academy of Arts and the Global Arts Awards, continues to inspire and engage diverse communities, advocating for mental health and diversity through art.

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SARAH BRACK - JUDGE 2023 & 2024 

Sarah Brack is a distinguished creative director and board member of Slumgothic LTD, not-for-profit organization in Lincolnshire. Over the past year, she has spearheaded the transformation of X-Church in Gainsborough into a premier music venue, organizing large-scale bimonthly events. In collaboration with GoGro, another notable not-for-profit, Sarah is pioneering the creation of a sustainable menu to enhance future events.

As a multifaceted professional, Sarah also excels as a freelance graphic designer and actively serves her community as a Councillor for Clayworth Parish Council. Formerly the Assistant Curator at the prestigious D31 Art Gallery in Doncaster, she curated and organized over 20 international group and solo exhibitions. Her contributions extend to public art, including a prominent mural in Doncaster City Centre.

With a Bachelor's degree in Interior Architecture, Sarah is an accomplished designer

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AKEELA MOHAMMED DL -  JUDGE 2023 AND 2024 

Akeela is a well known figure in Yorkshire and sits on various community boards where she draws from her wide ranging experiences to support many projects.

 

She is a Deputy Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, an Independent community consultant  as well as the Co- chair of the Doncaster Inclusion & Fairness Forum. 

Akeela is equally the Director Healthy Her , the Project manager Muslim Girls Fencing Project, Director TEDx Doncaster,Community champion NIHR- EMRI and she site on VAWG South Yorkshire strategic board, High Sheriff Advisory Board,South Yorkshire Mayor Health Equality Advisory Board,Domestic Abuse strategic Board. 

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RACHEL HORNE - JUDGE 2023 AND 2024

 

Rachel is the founder of the Doncopolitan magazine and Doncaster  culture crawl.  

She has been a regular panelist on various arts and culture events and has  curated various art projects and exhibitions. Rachel has been a key arts and culture advocate in the region for over 15 years.  

A Doncaster born artist, Rachel studied at  Middlesex University London,  BA Fine Art  1st class trainee, art psychotherapist at Goldsmiths College London. Works in mental health development  in Manchester. 

 

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