“This exhibition shows the hugely positive and life changing impact of the radical collaborations that take place weekly in the Tuesday Studios. The way in which these unique but excluded people achieve moments of exceptional creative power time and time again can teach us so much about creative freedom, medicine our humanity and how we live in and view the world. The relationships between artists and Tuesday Studios participants are highly sensitive and responsive. Each day in the studio generates moments of remarkable connection, communication and creativity.‘’Director Project Art Works, Kate Adams MBE

 

You have until 1 December to head over to South London for a must-see exhibition, The Room and Everything In It, featuring installation, painting, drawing, film and animation that reflect multiple and profound creative events taking place in the Tuesday Studios Project Art Works in Hastings over the past three years.

 

The show at CPG Gallery, Dilston Grove, Southwark Park London is a collaboration between seven people – Annis Joslin, Rachel Hine, Mark Daniels, Tim Corrigan, Sara Dare, Ed Boxhall, and Claire Griffiths who have severe intellectual disabilities -  and seven visiting artists who they worked with weekly at Project Art Works Studio.

 

Many of the Tuesday Studios Group do not use language to communicate but instead use gesture, behaviour and sound to interact with each other and the artists. The Group members also have heightened sensitivities to space, light and other aspects of the environment. The artists responded by treating the whole studio space as an installation to be constructed, altered and influenced and as a catalyst for communication and creativity in the group.

 

 

While much of the work produced is strong in itself, the art is found in the process of creating and the relationships that develop through participation and cooperation.Co-founded by artists Kate Adams and painter, Jon Cole, Project Art Works gives people with severe intellectual disabilities radical creative opportunities and a voice in the discussions and decision-making processes that impact on their lives. The organisation works with visual artists and contemporary art galleries such as MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool and the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill to help bring their work into mainstream culture. The exhibition is curated by Kate Adams, Tim Corrigan and Sarah Locke and is open Thurs-Sat from 11am-4pm.