International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Development Disabilities (IASSIDD)
In August of 2019 Glasgow hosted the 16th World Conference for the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Development Disabilities (IASSIDD). Ahead of the conference Project Ability was contacted by the organisers of the conference asking if we would coordinate a juried art exhibition to be on display during the conference at the SEC. This was the beginning of an exciting new venture for us and through an open call-out to artists with a disability working in Scotland we had the opportunity to discover many talented artists!
We pulled together a panel of judges out-with the Project Ability team, and it was their responsibility to select five of the many brilliant submissions we received. The artists were judged solely on their artwork, with all other information being withheld from the panel of judges.
The five selected artists cover a wide range of mediums and subject matter. Two of the artists were already working in the Project Ability studios and the other three were brand new to us.
The exhibition was a great success and we decided the work should be exhibited again as in our gallery at Trongate 103. We are delighted to share with our visitors these five artists who, as a group, present a superb example of just some of the amazing art being created by artists with a disability living in Scotland.
There will be artists talks on the 5th March 4-6pm followed by a drinks reception 6-8pm. Free tickets can be booked at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-iassidd-exhibition-artist-talks-tickets-95237472845