Danielle Chappell Aspinwall

Master of Fine Art

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About me

Fine art and social practitioner, Danielle, interconnects people and art through, place, nature, and wellbeing. Advocating for positive change, unity, and accessibility, she opens up conversations around mental health awareness and hidden disability. Focusing on proactive ways to promote sustainability, reducing landfill towards climate emergency. Using autoethnography in her approaches, she reaches antidotes and systems that art, conversation and reflective practice can empower individuals and communities. Being neuro-divergent, her energy and personable welcome shines in the creative practices and roles she undertakes.

Danielle graduated with a First-Class BA (Hons) Embroidery in 2006 at MMU. In 2010 she graduated with PGCE, working across Lancashire and Cumbria through the creative culture and lead workshops around the North West

Freelance work includes;
Artist in Residence of Barra Culture 2021-2022
Artful Ways Cumbria
Signal Films and Media
Lancaster University Future Places Centre
Green Close Studio Phoenix Project
They Eat Culture
The Studio Morland

Exploring creative interventions exploring the role of an artist and the dual connection within the community, through social cohesion and uplifting activities.

'Daltons Golden Thread. Artful Ways Cumbria'. Connecting with community. Heart shape walk reflecting on culture, connectivity and place. Town Band play, human orchestrated heart shape with drone photo (Special thanks; Paul Leviston photography) #DaltonsGoldenThread #ArtfulWaysCumbria

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'Manifesto of Connection, Resilience and Unity'. (Installation) Art For Purpose; Reconnection, Motherhood, Resilience, Artist and Community.

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'Manifesto of Connection, Resilience and Unity'. Art For Purpose; What can you actively do to lift spirits?

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'Manifesto of Connection, Resilience and Unity'. Art For Purpose; Connect with others, talking is a powerful tool, which can make a huge difference to someone's day. Sparking wellbeing lift, reducing the feeling isolation and loneliness...

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'Isolation Booth', 'Home Is Where The Art Is', 'We Are Union Street', artwork collection. Art made friends in lockdown from April 2020 we adapted with connective resilience within our community. Many people appreciated nature

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'Home Comforts'. Displaying an array of creative resilience, building installations, layering paintings of our home escape to our favourite place, connecting our bond through a motherhood journey of reconnecting to art practice, art for purpose...

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‘Value All, Equality, Diversity, Stay Safe, Cleaner Air, Pull yourself Up’. Art For Purpose. Practicing subtle activism to inspire small acts of change for wellbeing, community and mother nature, improving cleaner air for future generations

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'Around the Houses', reflecting positive memory sharing pride of place to build external care for mother nature to act in thinking about the sea levels and climate change. All small acts can help positive change...

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'Don’t Be Afraid To Show Your True Colours'... Furness Pride Festival, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria

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'Social Distance Applies At All Times, Clubhouse'. Art with purpose... Sliding doors to greener paths. Which door would you open? Small acts of change, it all counts...

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