Who we are now, and then…


Collective IDentity 2021

An exhibition of visual art, photography and film work sharing perspectives on identity from the lives of dancers with Parkinson’s.

Directed and curated by Danielle Jones (Teale), Who we are now, and then...invites you into the shifting and evolving ideas surrounding care, identity, and compassion, shared by people with Parkinson’s through the process of dancing with Danielle Jones (Teale) Collective IDentity (CID Project). 

The exhibition will feature three commissioned artists who will present new creations alongside photographic work captured in dancers' homes by Sara Hibbert and the screening of excerpts from a documentary film directed by Danielle Jones (Teale) and Jaka Skapin.

The commissioned artists are Emma Brown, a visual artist with a focus on printmaking and illustration, Edwina Kung, a fine artist who explores how we respond to our surroundings to make meaningful relationships and David Armes who works with letterpress and focuses on print, language and geography.

Working with CILIP, the libraries association, the 14-venue tour will take in hospitals, libraries and arts centres across the UK. Launching during Libraries Week (4 - 10 Oct) the exhibition will open across two locations in East London, at Poplar Union and Idea Store Bow.

The full exhibition will tour to Poplar Union, East London (3 - 19 Oct), Wimbledon Library, South West London (1 - 11 Dec), Fleetwood Library, Lancaster (8 - 25 Apr), The Point, Eastleigh (5 - 18 Feb), and Colchester Library, Essex (4 - 29 Mar).

To accommodate the wide range of settings and to make the exhibition as accessible to as many people as possible, a smaller adapted version will also tour to 9 venues in areas the CID Project currently works. A digital version of the exhibition will also launch during the autumn, providing a fully accessible virtual space with artworks digitally accessed for optimum viewing along with audio description. Running alongside the exhibition will be a full events programme including talks, workshops and insight evenings will take place, details to be confirmed shortly.

Click on the names of the locations to find their website.

London, 3rd October 2021 – 5th January 2022

Poplar Union – 3rd October – 19th October 2021
IdeaStore Bow – 4th October – 19th October 2021
IdeaStore Chrisp Street – 22nd October – 11th November 2021

To find out more about the exhibition at our select Idea Stores, click here.

UCLH – 22nd October – 2nd November 2021 

Our exhibition will be located in the corridor, on the right when entering through the main entrance.

IdeaStore Whitechapel – 13th November – 28th November 2021
Wimbledon Library – 30th November – 11th December 2021
Tooting Library – 4th December – 21st December 2021
Queen Mary’s – 13th December 2021- 27th January 2022 – 

Lancashire, 8th – 25th April 2022

Fleetwood and Fulwood Library – 8th April – 25th April 2022 

Hampshire, 5th-18th February 2022

The Point – 5th February – 18th February 2022

Essex, 4th – 29th March 2022

Wivenhoe, Colchester and Stanway Library – 4th March – 29th March 2022

The title of the exhibition reflects the process of the project so far and the theme of identity running through our research, practice, and thinking. Read more about this in our blog: and then…