ACE Inclusive Practice Research

Project Art Works have been commissioned by Arts Council South East to conduct research to discover the current activity of inclusive practice in the South East region. Are you currently offering space for this activity? Please complete the survey here: About the research This research project will discover and map the creative activity that happens for people in the South East* area of England who consider themselves, or who are identified as neurodivergent, D/deaf or disabled.

Art Breaks Summer

Join Project Art Works for our Art Breaks sessions this Summer. Art Breaks focusses on children and young people with complex needs, alongside their parents, carers and siblings. This summer sessions will be split across St Mary’s School in Bexhill and Project Art Works studio in Hastings. 13th, 14th and 15th August at St Mary’s 20th, 21st and 22nd August at Project Art Works There are two sessions per day, 10.

The Artists’ Fair 2024

Kate Adams will be taking part in a panel discussion at The Artists’ Fair 2024 at Somerset House on Saturday 1st June. The fair includes an artist-led market and programme of panel talks, facilitating an informal space for artists and audiences to engage. The panel that Kate will be taking part in discusses Inclusion and the Accessible Working with Studios Resident Alexandrina Hemsley, Artist, curator, & d/Deaf activist Hannah Wallis.

Cosmology of Care CC

Currently in exhibition as part of Residential at Copenhagen Contemporary, April – December 2024, are Kate Adams’ Cosmology of Care. Cosmology of Care asks audiences to consider: What is freedom to you? Are you confronted with barriers in your everyday life? Are you dependent on others to do the things you want to do in life? Image: Cosmology of Care, Kate Adams, 2023 In the work Cosmology of Care, Project Art Works’ artist Kate Adams, visualizes the possibilities and barriers of social care systems that many individuals and families rely upon.

Exhibition Supported Studio

In 2019 Project Art Works held our exhibition llluminating the Wilderness at Tate Liverpool as part of the Explorers Project. Along side a new film, the space was split into an exhibition and workshop space demonstrating our supported studio practice. An evolving installation of artwork made in collaboration with neurodiverse people and groups from Social Care organisations across Merseyside included Natural Breaks, Mencap Sefton, Options for Supported Living, Blue Room, and Thingwall Resource Centre hung in the space.

Blue Rider residency with Tate

In February 2024 Project Art Works held a residency in our newly refurbished Trinity Hall. The residency was a commission by Tate Modern as part of Expressionists: Kandinsky, Münter and The Blue Rider. Visit us on the Tate website here. To connect artists and studio workshops to the works of Expressionists: Kandinsky, Münter and The Blue Rider we set-up an environmental installation at our studio base in Hastings, using colour fields of blue, white and black, projections of paintings and environmental images we felt might stimulate imagination and connection to the works of Der Blaue Reiter.

Press Release: Copenhagen Contemporary

Copenhagen Contemporary is opening a unique group show redefining collaborative art practice and paving new ways for improved visibility, accessibility and representation Download press material here: On 27 April, Copenhagen Contemporary opens its doors to exploratory exhibition created by Project Art Works. For more than 25 years, this British artists’ collective has spearheaded collaborative art practice with neurodivergent people, inviting visitors to participate in brand new ways of co-creation and reflection.

Update on Trinity Hall

Feasibility Study and Funding for Trinity Hall In March 2024, Adams & Sutherland completed the feasibility study for our new building Trinity Hall, a Victorian former school purchased by Project Art Works in November 2022. Funded by The Architecture Heritage Fund, the feasibility study explores ways that the site can develop and serve the charity and our communities. Image courtesy of Adams & Sutherland The feasibility study explores how we can improve Trinity Hall prioritising environmental sustainability, efficient use of the building, and improved physical access.

Invitation: THE SPACE

Join us in St Leonards on Wednesday 10th April for the closing event of Gemma‘s artwork installed at The SPACE : A Zone of Art and Nature – ZAN. The event will be very informal and in the outside space from 4pm – 6pm. Gathering on site to see the work in person and enjoy it’s vibrancy as a community, Project Art Works will join members of THE SPACE to celebrate the collaboration.

Stanley Ellis

A message from the Project Art Works Tuesday Studio: “It is with great sadness and love we say goodbye to our dear friend, Stanley Ellis, who passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday 3rd March 2024 (aged 80). Stan was a prolific artist and had been a member of the Tuesday Studio at Project Art Works since 2015 during this period he made hundreds of paintings recognisable by layers of dynamic brush strokes and synergetic colours.