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£245raised of £300 target by 9 supporters

    Weʼve raised £245 to fund a museum exhibition of a housebound disabled artists sculptural artwork

    Location
    Cornwall, UK
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    Funded on Saturday, 17th June 2017

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    Err, it's complicated.

    Short version - Help a disabled artist to start to rebuild their life with a Museum exhibition of their art sculptures

    Long version - The artist subjected too a prolonged hate campaign from 2004. Multiple physical assaults, death threats, an attempted extortion, criminal damage to his home & property, attacks upon his family & friends. Also authority homophobia & a viscous internet hate campaign, which all contributed to two suicide attempts.

    A consultant psychiatrist diagnosed the artist as suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Catastrophic Trauma. The artist experienced physically painful panic attacks, (like heart attacks), severe anxiety, & a form of people related agoraphobia. The consultant psychiatrist likened the artists cognitive condition to that observed of persons living in a war-zone!?

    The artist was placed in severe disability welfare group by court tribunal welfare hearing - Now he was - 'Out of sight & out of mind'.

    However, he was not idle. The artist sculpted & sculpted, but nobody could see their artwork, him being trapped at home behind closed doors.

    Frustrated, he set about getting a disability assistance service dog in 2016 - .and SHE IS WONDERFUL!

    The artist donated sculptures to charity. His art raising hundreds of pounds at antique & fine art auctions, but still could not break through the glass ceiling in Cornwall of getting structured help as a cognitively disabled artist.

    The artist was creator of sculptures for the UK National LGBT History Project Cornwall Sculpture Exhibition in 2016.

    Now an exhibition of the disabled artists sculptures is to be held in award winning museum in Cornwall, UK - but there are costs to the disabled artist, which being on welfare benefits they cannot afford.

    Every £1, £5, £10 will make a staggering difference to meeting cost of the Museum Exhibition - which will be FREE to public view

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    • Malcolm Lidbury3 months ago
      Malcolm Lidbury

      Malcolm Lidbury

      3 months ago

      Dear supporters Thank you so much. We raised enough to cover the basics for the sculpture exhibition. I do hope you can make it to the Kuriology exhibition which starts 10am on 22nd June at Helston Museum, Cornwall.& runs until the Sat morning of 1st July.

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    • Malcolm Lidbury3 months ago
      Malcolm Lidbury

      Malcolm Lidbury

      3 months ago

      Thank you. We are 81% of way to funding target. Been packing, wrapping, labeling, pricing, ......takes a lot to put on a solo exhibition all on ones own from scratch (who knew?). Quite a learning curve. Tik-ma-dog is excellent at supervising, but not that hands on with the practical stuff. Currently estimating around x200 exhibits. Phew, well I was housebound a l-o-n-g-t-i-m-e!

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    • Malcolm Lidbury4 months ago
      Malcolm Lidbury

      Malcolm Lidbury

      4 months ago

      Thank you to everyone who has donated. I am most humbled. I am so not used to positive support Thank you

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    • Malcolm Lidbury4 months ago
      Malcolm Lidbury

      Malcolm Lidbury

      4 months ago

      This video shows 'some' of the sculptures created by the disabled artist for the UK National LGBT History Project 2016 - Cornwall Sculpture Exhibition. The sculptures created by the disabled artist as protest reaction to Intercom Trust banning iconic Cornwall Falmouth based artist Henry Scott Tuke RA RWS (1858 -1929) from inclusion in Southwest LGBT history.

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    • Beachcombing BB

      Beachcombing BB

      Jun 10, 2017

      Love you work, your strength, and your humour! xx

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 3, 2017

      Above all I just really like the work...

    • Rosemary Stewart

      Rosemary Stewart

      Jun 3, 2017

      Thank you so much for the flyer. I really look forward to seeing your work.

      £100.00

    • Jo Haigh

      Jo Haigh

      May 31, 2017

      Only wish I could afford to donate more.Your wonderful art needs to be seen.

      £10.00

    • Robert Mitchell

      Robert Mitchell

      May 31, 2017

      For too long this great art has been behind 'closed doors' and it is about time more people got the chance appreciate it. This exhibition will be a 'must see' display of local art by a huge talent.

      £20.00

    • Roselyne Williams

      Roselyne Williams

      May 21, 2017

      I can't wait to see the exhibition in Helston... and here's hoping it will come to Redwing in Penzance soon.

      £10.00

    • henrikke baumann

      henrikke baumann

      May 8, 2017

      good luck with the exhibitionscrach tikmadog from a fellow ptsd-diagnosed twitter friend

      £20.00

    About the fundraiser
    Malcolm Lidbury

    Malcolm Lidbury

    Cornwall, UK

    You can help enable an exhibition of sculpture artworks created by a disabled artist in an award winning Cornish Museum. For 10 years the housebound disabled artist was creating artworks nobody was able to see. You can help change that today by supporting this project

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