Alongside the exhibition Residential at Baltic, Project Art Works will deliver a programme of workshops for local people, families and caregivers. A studio installation next to the main space will host a series of collaborative events that bring partners and collaborators, audiences and artists together in creative production. This programme follows awareness raising and relationship building in the North East of England which we have been engaged in the last year.
Media Release: 7 August 2023 Project Art Works: Residential 23 September 2023 – 25 February 2024 This September, Project Art Works will present Residential, an exhibition developed in collaboration with Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, in Gateshead. Following a year-long project of awareness raising and relationship building in the North East of England with Baltic, neurodiverse communities, artists and caregivers, Residential will culminate in an installation of artworks and film in Baltic’s Ground Floor gallery, opening 23 September.
As part of our Coastal Currents open studio, Project Art Works invites you to Trinity Hall to explore our new building and see plans for the capital development of the Arch studios next door. Private view: Friday 1st September, 16.00 – 18.00 We are also open to the public Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September, 12.00 – 16.00 Project Art Works purchased the building at the end of 2022 and we have been busy renovating the space and making it accessible for our community.
Common Clay, in Bexhill, is pleased to present an exhibition, In a Quarter Way, of ceramic wall pieces and plates by Amy Fenton, made during fortnightly sessions at Common Clay studio. Amy Fenton In a Quarter Way Open 1st – 31st July 2023 Private view: Saturday 19th August, 2 – 4pm Amy likes to follow a line, a mark, a shadow of her own hand, so together we developed a way for Amy to respond to her own marks through layering.
From the 18-21 July we will be running workshops with the Baltic staff team as part of the preparation and awareness raising for our exhibition, Residential, which opens in September. Project Art Works are a Turner-Prize nominated, neurodiverse collective of artists and activists based in Hastings. We will be exhibiting at Baltic and running a major public programme, working with local people from the North East who are neurodivergent and their systems of support and care.
Project Art Works are delighted to have been selected for the first ever Bottle Alley Art Market. The market will take place in Hastings on Saturday 26th August, 10.00 – 18.00. Bottle Alley is under the promenade in Hastings and runs between Hastings Pier and Goat Ledge. The installation Wavelength by ZEROH has returned to Bottle Alley this summer, and to to celebrate its return and to draw attention to the wider artistic community in Hastings and St.
We are delighted to announce that three works by Sharif Persaud have been acquired by the Arts Council Collection – Paintings: ‘Gangrene’ and ‘Self Portrait’ were selected along with video work ‘The Mask’. Sharif has a long association with Project Art Works and has been a key contributor to our creative output over the past 10 years – his involvement with PAW traces back to some of our earliest schools’ projects.
Join us on Wednesday 5 July at Towner Eastbourne for a private screening of our new short documentary KIN, directed and produced by Tim Corrigan and Esther Springett. Growing up Mell wished her autistic brother could speak – now, in adulthood, she realises you don’t have to talk to explain what you need. KIN is a coming of age story between two sisters (Mell and Janine) and their neurodivergent and autistic brother (Carl), exploring sibling relationships, family duty and care.
In 2022 Project Art Works was a recipient of the Award for Civic Arts Organisations from Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. The award was received in recognition of the digital platform we created for our communities to participate in creative work and to stay connected from their homes during lockdown. This included taking the studio online with our Studio B project and through the Support Collective. The online offer of the Support Collective still remains a key part of our delivery and a way of connecting with people in a more accessible way.
Summer Art Breaks Sessions are open for applications. Art Breaks focusses on children and young people with complex needs, alongside their parents, carers and non-learning disabled peers. Dates in August: At St Mary’s School, Bexhill – Tuesday 8th, Wednesday 9th & Thursday 10th At the Project Art Works studio, Hastings – Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th & Thursday 17th There are two sessions per day, 10.30 -12.00 and 13.30 – 15.