Press Release: Lucy, Jack, Gabby

NEWS RELEASE ISSUED: 31/01/2023 Lucy, Jack, Gabby Phoenix Art Space, Brighton 4th March – 23rd April 2023 Project Art Works and Phoenix Art Space present the process of three emerging neurodivergent artists in a forthcoming exhibition ‘Lucy, Jack, Gabby’. All members of Project Art Works in Hastings, the three artists’ work is united by careful and often meticulous practices of collecting, researching and reimagining. Mining rich seams ranging from popular culture to natural history, the artists’ practices reveal something about the unique way in which each of them, and us, see the world.

Culture and Participation Conference, Lisbon

This Friday 27th January the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation will be hosting a Culture and Participation Conference in Lisbon Portugal. Joining the programme Patricia Finnegan, Annis Joslin and Kate Adams (joining remotely) from Project Art Works discuss mental health and neurodiversity. Images left to right: Patricia Finnegan, Annis Joslin and Kate Adams You can watch the conference live here The programme is as follows: 10:30 / Welcome Martin Essayan – Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Ignasi Miró – “la Caixa” Foundation

Press release: Michelle Roberts

OUTSIDE IN’S NATIONAL OPEN EXHIBITION FIRST PRIZE IS AWARDED TO PROJECT ART WORKS ARTIST AT SOTHEBY’S NEW BOND STREET ‘Old Bands’ by Michelle Roberts selected by Bob & Roberta Smith with the prize of a solo exhibition in 2024. First prize winner ‘Old Bands’ by Michelle Roberts A painting by Hastings-based artist Michelle Roberts scooped first prize at the awards ceremony for charity Outside In’s national open exhibition, ‘Humanity’, which presents the work of 80 artists facing significant barriers to the art world and is on show at Sotheby’s New Bond Street until 27th January.

London Short Film Festival

You might spot some familiar faces on the publicity for the London Short Film Festival. Posters show stills from a new film by Andrew Kötting, Eden Kötting’s father, and include Eden, Neville Jermyn and Michelle Roberts. A trailer of the film is being used to promote the festival. The festival asked filmmaker Andrew Kötting to make this year’s festival trailer, harking back to the first ever LSFF where he performed a ‘remix’ of his film Gallivant.

Michelle Roberts wins Outside In first prize

Michelle Roberts has been awarded first prize at Outside In‘s national open exhibition, Humanity. “I really wanted to see more of this work and I really thought about is there the body of work to give a one person show to. But I looked at this work and knew that there would be lots of really wonderful work. I think that if you had been asked to do this, many of you would have made the same choice because it is an absolutely beautiful painting.

Lucy at Wysing Arts Centre

Wysing Arts Centre is a thriving cultural campus in South Cambridgeshire which hosts experimental artist residencies. This year, the team at Wysing invited Lucy to spend time there to explore her practice within the rural setting of the site and the context of their residency theme for the year of re/wild. Led by her own deepening interests in puppetry and performance, Lucy is using the time there to explore working with natural materials and with iterative making processes.

Art Breaks – February

The February 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 February: At the Project Art Works studio, Hastings – Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th February There are two sessions per day, 10.30 -12.00 and 13.30 – 15.00. Please apply for a space by Friday 20th January Apply here: https://www.

Makaton Training – February 2023

Join the Support Collective for this free, online Makaton Training taking place in February. This training is for family carers and support workers supporting adults (18 years +) through a Personal Budget from Adult Social Care or an Education, Health, and Care Plan. There are limited places available for people funded through Personal Health Budgets, or people who support someone aged under 18 please contact for availability. What is Makaton?

Explorers event at Tate Liverpool

In November 2022, Project Art Works held the Explorers 2022 Event at Tate Liverpool supported by the Plus Tate Network and the Explorers Project partners. The Explorers Event brought together national conversations about how cultural institutions can evolve into more caring and inclusive spaces. The event embraced agency in art, systems of care and different artist development practices. The event set out to be non-didactic and accessible and to include a majority of contributors with lived experience of disability, neurodivergence or as caregivers.

Untitled Gallery – Small Works

Project Art Works present ‘Untitled – Small Works’ A selection of drawings and paintings that explore the opportunities within a small surface. Subtle mark-making, quick sketches and fluid ink works. Alongside this online exhibition we are offering a selection of works for under £100 in our gallery shop. View the online exhibition: Buy the works: Project Art Works Untitled Gallery is a place of art, aspiration, community action and creative practice.