Creative Workshop at Nottingham Castle

Patricia Finnegan, Artist Development Lead at Project Art Works, will be at Nottingham Castle on Tuesday 20 August for a creative workshop, coordinated by the Kaleidoscopic Realms curators. The workshop is inspired by the work of Michelle Roberts, an artist from the Project Art Works studio in Hastings, and whose work is in the exhibition. All ages and abilities welcome, and suitable for families to take part. This session is FREE, but please book your space by visiting eventbrite.

Residential, a publication

Project Art Works are launching a new publication, Residential, a catalogue of two exhibitions that celebrate beginnings and endings. Residential at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (23 September 2023 – 25 February 2024) represented the culmination of a two-year collaboration between the Baltic and Project Art Works but also some of the final acts of Explorers, a seven-year project of art, discourse and activism in the UK and internationally, through which Project Art Works and its partners foregrounded the lives, art and experience of neurominorities.

Celebrating Explorers

Autograph and Project Art Works warmly invite you to join us in celebrating the EXPLORERS project and its communities as the project comes to a close. EXPLORERS is a dynamic collaborative programme of art and action that opens up routes into artistic practice for neurominorities, dismantling attitudinal and systemic barriers to representation and rights in art and society. Monday 29th July 4pm – Quieter early opening 5pm – 7pm – Speeches, drinks and shop open

How Art Works

How Art Works, Stories of Supported Studios by Dr Chloe Watern has been published by Routledge. “We do not know what we do not know. We do not see what we do not see. We do not hear what we do not hear. This book redresses ongoing invisibility and silence. At the same time, it challenges modes of thinking that seek to classify and define. Through stories of particular people and practices, I conceptualise art as a mode of being, a way of communing with the world, and each other within it.

Legal Training Opportunities

Renaissance Legal, who are based in Brighton, specialise in working with families and carers of disabled and vulnerable individuals. The Project Art Works Support Collective often work with the team and they have released new dates for their specialised training. All the training is free to attend, use the links below to book and find out more. Welfare Benefits webinar – Wednesday 3 July, 10.00am via Zoom If you are a parent or carer of a young person with disabilities or additional needs, you may be concerned about navigating the complicated benefits system in the right way.

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.