Baltic Awareness Raising

The planning for the Project Art Works exhibition at Baltic Centre For Contemporary Art in Gateshead is steadily ramping up. We are building relationships with local organisations and communities and together we are developing plans for an extensive public programme in the North East. Meetings have taken place with the Baltic Crew who are an incredibly enthusiastic, committed and skilled front of house team. As the work in the North East develops, and before the exhibition open on 23 September, Project Art Works hope to work in collaboration with the whole staff team at the gallery to deliver a rich and exciting exhibition and programme of workshops and events.

In The Process

In the lead up to a major new exhibition at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in September Tim Corrigan will share, through a series of Instagram posts, some of the people and processes that have shaped the work of Project Art Works since its inception in 1997 – Tracing the evolution of the organisation alongside the people who continue to influence it today. Follow the takeover at #TimTakeoverPAW Follow Project Art Works @projectartworks.

The Mask at Sprout Film Festival

The Mask (2015), a film made in collaboration between Sharif Persaud and Tim Corrigan, has been selected for The Arc of Arizona and Chandler Gilbert Sprout Film Festival this April in Arizona, United States of America. The Sprout Film Festival focuses exclusively on films that celebrate the diverse lives and creativity of people with disabilities, strives to challenge assumptions and breakdown stereotypes. Don’t live in Arizona? You can watch The Mask here.

Cosmologies at Reina Sofia

Project Art Works will be holding their first Encounter workshop at contemporary art gallery Reina Sofia in Madrid in April. Bringing the model of drawing cosmologies of care to a Spanish audience, we will be learning more about the social care structures that impact peoples lives in this area and raising awareness with cultural audiences. This activity is framed within the artistic research project Vulnerable Cosmologies, which, from feminist positions and care, seeks to connect realities traditionally separated by the socio-health system such as physical and intellectual disability and neurodiversity.

Lucy, Jack and Gabby Event

Lucy, Jack and Gabby invite you to a sharing event at Phoenix Art Space to talk about their practice in the studio and meet some of the Project Art Works team. We will be discussing collaborative studios and curating exhibitions in an accessible way. Join us from 2pm – 4pm, Saturday 15th April. This is a free event, no booking necessary. If you have any questions about the event please contact patricia@projectartworks.

World Autism Acceptance Day seafront walk

On Sunday 2nd April 2023, Little Gate Supported Employment is hosting a World Autism Acceptance Day seafront walk followed by workshops and information sharing at The Stade, Old Town, Hastings. This is a wonderful opportunity to come together as a community to recognise and celebrate autism. Join the seafront walk, starting at Grosvenor Gardens, St Leonards, TN38 0AE at 11am and finishing at The Stade, Old Town, Hastings, TN34 3FJ.

Family Workshop at Phoenix Art Space

Take part in a fun, creative workshop in response to the sculptures and collages by exhibiting artist Gabby R. of current exhibition Lucy Jack Gabby at Phoenix Art Space in Brighton. Saturday 25 March, 11.00 – 13.00 Phoenix Art Space, 10-14 Waterloo Pl, Brighton, BN2 9NB Led by Project Art Works associate artist, Sara Dare, you will have the opportunity to create your own mythological or fictional character using pipe cleaners, mixed media and found objects.

12 Claremont Consultation

Visit 12 Claremont in Hastings between 11.00 – 15.00 on Saturday 25th March. You can find 12 Claremont here. Join Project Art Works alongside Hastings Commons, architects IF_DO and Purcell on the 25th March for a community consultation regarding the future of 12 Claremont – currently owned by Hastings Commons and now ready for the next stage of the renovations with support from the Towns Fund. Local people are invited to share their thoughts on the intended uses of the historic building and become more involved with the space in the future.

Art Breaks at Easter

The April 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 April: At the Project Art Works studio, Hastings – Tuesday 4th, Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th April. There are two sessions per day, 10.30 -12.00 and 13.30 – 15.00. Please apply for a space by Wednesday 22nd March. Apply here: https://www.

Lucy, Jack, Gabby opens at Phoenix Art Space

Lucy, Jack, Gabby, an exhibition presented by Project Art Works and Phoenix Art Space, opened last Friday in Brighton. Image: Lucy Jenion, Jack Goldsmith and Gabby R give speeches at Phoenix Art Space, 2023 The exhibition, showing the practice and work of these three young neurodivergent artists, reveals the unique way in which each of them sees the world. All three artists will be in residence during the running of the exhibition and there will be a group event on the 15th April, more information coming soon.