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£85raised of £300 target by 4 supporters

Weʼre raising £300 to fund a museum exhibition of a housebound disabled artists sculptural artwork

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Cornwall, UK
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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 Lidbury

    Malcolm Lidbury

    8 days ago

    Malcolm Lidbury

    The posters have arrived from printers. These will be going up in June. Been busy with creating exhibition guide along 101 other little jobs that need to be done. Creating x20 Torchiere pillar exhibit stands has been fun as well as making the stand for the big paper mache shark (My poor man's Damien Hirst shark without Formaldehyde)

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  • Malcolm Lidbury

    Malcolm Lidbury

    22 days ago

    Malcolm Lidbury

    Clever as my disability service dog is, I discovered today Tik-ma-dog cannot hold a tape measure. We were at the museum gallery taking cabinet measurements, wall space & drawing up a floor plan guide.

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  • Malcolm Lidbury

    Malcolm Lidbury

    25 days ago

    Malcolm Lidbury

    Delighted to learn today X-Navy mates formerly at Culdrose coming back to Cornwall just to help me with getting the Sculpture Exhibition ready. Good lads.

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  • 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

  • Richard Purslow

    Richard Purslow

    May 5, 2017

    Hi Malcolm, I'm really happy to make a contribution to helping you towards being your formal happy outgoing self again, you are an amazing person with whom I look upto, and you are a great friend.

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 5, 2017

    About time this Art had a wider appreciative audience

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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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