AboutThis exhibition is the culmination of 18 months of studio practice at Project Art Works by six people who have complex needs and/or learning disabilities supported by an artist mentor.
The artist mentoring methodology is well established in contemporary practice and at Project Art Works we have instigated and explored a very specific model of professional development and called it âmentoring studios'. This exhibition presents the extraordinary and powerful works of the artists to new audiences. The artwork and a full illustrated catalogue are for sale at the gallery and on-line at www.projectartworks.org
âCentral to the conceptual framework of this project was the idea that each individual would be encouraged to exercise as much choice as possible. Choice is something that most of us take for granted but which we don't always extend to others. To choose a canvas of a certain size and proportion, to choose the colours one uses and to make an image of personal significance may not sound very important but to do it is to be free.' Reflections of a Mentor, Tony Colley 2010