Project Art Works | Terrains of Care: Panel Conversation

Archive Shelf Location BALTIC2023M
Publication Date 18 Oct 2023

Conversation: Accessibility, Disability and Neurodivergence

Wednesday 18th October, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Contributors: María Acaso (Museo Reina Sofia), Kate Adams (Project Art Works) Andrea Philips (BxNU Institute/Northumbria University), Claire White (artist), Emma Dean and Amanda McMahon (Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art)

This event examines and challenges conventional notions of care by looking at the crossover between communities and social systems of care, which both enable and disable people. The panel will discuss: Where do the worlds of art and care intersect? What is the role of cultural institutions in solving society’s problems?

Project Art Works: Residential

An exhibition and collaboration increasing the visibility and presence of neurodivergent artists in contemporary art, 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. Bringing together research and learning from the collaboration, the exhibition will include a programme of workshops and events for audiences, collaborators, individuals, families and caregivers.

Residential is a vibrant, powerful and celebratory installation of large-scale paintings and spaces for making and verbal and nonverbal conversations. The Project Art Works archive of over five thousand physical works provides a rich resource, and this exhibition presents over fifty works across Baltic’s generous Ground Floor gallery space.

A new film by Project Art Works reveals the subtle and expansive nature of speaking and non-speaking communication. Alongside the exhibition, a studio and making area will be used for a series of collaborative interactions that bring different people, audiences and artists together in creative production.

Residential forms part of Explorers, a national programme which increases the visibility and presence of neurodivergent artists in contemporary art. Explorers creates pathways for cultural organisations to deepen their understanding, and commit to, inviting artists and their carers into their spaces as producers and collaborators. Explorers is supported by Arts Council England and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Speakers María Acaso, Andrea Phillips, Kate Adams, Emma Dean, Amanda McMahon
Formats MPEG 4, Live to digital
Related Artist Project Art Works
Month October 2023
Categories Group Exhibition/Multiple Artists, Painting
Keywords Neurodiversity, Neuro-minorities, Disability, social care, socially engaged, social practice, Collaboration, Care, Carers, Caregivers, cosmology, cosmology of care, Health and related concepts, Mental Health, Communication, non-verbal communication, Painting, Artist Studios, Visibility
Related Event Project Art Works (23 September 2023 – 25 February 2024)
Related Gallery BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

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