Danielle Chappell Aspinwall

Danielle’s fun interventions encourage conversation around mental health and her own creative neurodivergent motherhood journey. Respecting nature and hoping to inspire landfill reduction, she aims to lift spirits and help people feel connected.

A colour photograph from a video showing two children running towards the beach through grass sand dunes.
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A black and white hand drawing of two children running down a path towards the beach. The drawing is within a cloud thought bubble illustration.
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A photograph of a smiling woman's face in the dark
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This series of three films presents a journey to recovery from post-natal depression through placemaking, child-led play, art, and nature…Rebirthing identity through grounding in mother nature: fun, creative, play and memory. Hats Off, Run Free is a celebration, a liberation through determination that demonstrates that being a mother and a practising artist can work harmoniously if you find a way to work with and around children. The artwork’s title is inspired by a quote from eco-feminist Betsy Damon.

The artist would like to thank Dalton Tool Hire who kindly sponsored the installation film through lending equipment.

Source is a development lab for emerging Cumbrian Artists working alongside Cumbrian Cultural Organisations, artists and curators. Led by Signal Film and Media in partnership with Cumbria Museum Consortium.

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