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Dwell Time Artwork unveiled at Huddersfield Station

Monday 04 January 2021

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Penistone Line Partnership are pleased to unveil Dwell Time Issue 2 Art Work at Huddersfield Station. The award-winning arts publication reflects upon and creates an awareness of mental health issues. The 52 page publication features over 100 contributions from across the world, ranging from first time published to established artists and authors was launched in the Summer.

Dwell Time Issue 2 will be available to order by post and a pdf download available from the Dwell Time website here. The print publication and pdf are free with only postage costs applicable.

When it is safe to open, Issue 2 will also be available from Dwell Time Central in Huddersfield and various railway stations, including Huddersfield, Barnsley and Sheffield. Dwell Time’s open call for responses to COVID-19 continues also. For more information please view here.

While waiting rooms are locked at Huddersfield Station, banners featuring some of the contents of Dwell Time Issue 2 have been placed in the windows of the waiting shelters on both Platform 2 and at the top of the steps to Platform 8. Once the waiting rooms re-open the banners will be used around the rail network to promote the publication.

Dwell Time was originally launched in March 2019 with their first edition of the publication. Since then the Dwell Time project has been awarded First Place in the Community Arts Scheme – Renewable and Smaller Projects category in the National Community Rail Awards and has received much interest from the Rail Industry which was reflected in funding for the second issue.

The second publication was made possible by funding from Cross Country Trains, Northern and the Community Rail Development Fund. The project ran with a series of workshops promoting mental wellbeing, several events and people were encouraged to submit their own art, photography and poetry, which can all be viewed online here.

Rowena Chantler, Community Rail Officer for Penistone Line Partnership commented:

“We all experience pressures to our mental health at some point in our lives. Currently far too many people fear being judged or treated differently which stops them talking or reaching out for help. This project really promotes the discussion of mental health and we hope it will encourage people to start talking and reach out for help if it is needed.”

Alex Bray, Stakeholder Liaison Manager, CrossCountry commented:

“We are delighted to continue our support of Dwell Time. Using different forms of art they have proactively tackled a very topical and serious issue of mental wellbeing, especially within the rail industry. Publications like Dwell Time will continue to break down the social barriers that exist when talking about mental health.”

Alice Bradshaw, one of the Dwell Time Curators commented:

"We're delighted to have a selection of Dwell Time Issue 2 artworks up at Huddersfield Station. Showcasing artwork that speaks about mental health in public spaces is so important to us in raising awareness and platforming the artists. It's now more important than ever to talk about mental health and support artists, something we could not have predicted be so acutely critical when we began work on this project."

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