Illuminating the Wilderness

4 Apr 2019 – 28 Apr 2019

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Tate Liverpool

Liverpool, United Kingdom

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A new film and installation created by artists and people with a variety of complex needs.


Illuminating the Wilderness 2018 documents the exploration of a remote Scottish Glen by people who are highly sensitive to the sensory stimuli of the world around them.

The film follows Project Art Works’ artists Kate Adams and Tim Corrigan, artists Ben Rivers and Margaret Salmon alongside Project Art Works’ artists and makers as they investigate Glen Affric in the Scottish Highlands. Illuminating the Wilderness charts the pleasures and challenges of neurodiverse responses to the landscape. Moments of humour and tender consideration for each other are revealed as the film unfolds in and around the landscape and weather systems of the mountains.

Complementing the film is an evolving installation of artwork made in collaboration with neurodiverse people and groups from Social Care organisations across Merseyside. Beginning as plain white paper hangings, the installation will be increasingly populated by drawings and paintings created by neurodiverse people.

All visitors to Tate Liverpool are encouraged to add to their own responses to Illuminating the Wilderness to the installation.

Project Art Works is the UK’s leading artist- led organisation working with neurodiverse adults, young people and children. Illuminating the Wilderness 2018 is part of a wider-collaborative project entitled EXPLORERS 2019, which sees Tate Liverpool and Project Art Works together with six other major partners in the UK and Australia.

Illuminating the Wilderness is part of the EXPLORERS project, supported by the Arts Council Ambition for Excellence Programme and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Exhibiting artists

Ben Rivers

Margaret Salmon

Tim Corrigan

Kate Adams


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