Placing himself at the centre of his work, Persaud explores identity through his experience of contemporary life and autism. He is profoundly interested in his body in society as a site of investigation: sneezing, healthcare, hospitals, gangrene, cities, flats, benefits and his independence.
Have You Ever Had is the culmination of the UK-wide EXPLORERS Project, highlighting the extraordinary contribution neurodiverse people make to art and culture.
Visit Gallery 2 to see a preview of Ways of Being, a month of exhibitions and events focused on issues around visibility and disability.
Read more at http://bit.ly/37k1jBg
ABOUT OUR OPENINGS
Everyone is welcome to our exhibition openings. These events are popular, and we ask visitors to RSVP in advance to help manage numbers. You do not have to book a ticket to attend this event, however during busy times we may prioritise entry for ticket-holders.
Both galleries will be open, plus a cash bar and outdoor seating area. This is an informal event, you can arrive and leave at any time.
After the launch event, Sharif Persaud: Have You Ever Had will be open from 28 February - 23 May 2020.
AT THE EVENT
Sharif Persaud: Have You Ever Had
Outdoor seating area
Ways of Being
Accessible, unisex toilets are on all floors.
PART OF THE EXPLORERS PROJECT
Set against a backdrop of increased hardship and marginalisation of vulnerable people, the EXPLORERS Project celebrates and raises awareness of the dynamic, extraordinary contribution neurodiverse people make to art and culture. This exhibition has developed from a long partnership with Project Art Works and Autograph's participation in EXPLORERS.
EXPLORERS is informed and led by neurodiverse communities, in collaboration with cultural organisations across the UK and in Australia.
The project is led by Project Art Works, the UK’s leading artist led organisation working with children, young people and adults who have complex support needs. EXPLORERS is supported by the Arts Council Ambition for Excellence Programme and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
HOW TO BOOK A TICKET
This event is free. We ask visitors to book a free ticket in advance to help us manage numbers, however you do not need a ticket to attend this event.
You can book a ticket on this webpage, on Eventbrite, Facebook, by phoning us at 020 7729 9200, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. When you book, you'll be asked if you have any access requirements you would like us to know about.
PHOTOGRAPHY / FILMING AT THIS EVENT
Please note that photography and filming will take place at this event. Images from this event may be used by Autograph and external press for marketing and promotional use, including: printed and online publicity, social media, press releases, or other use.
Sharif Persaud's exhibition is curated by Mark Sealy. Both the exhibition and Ways of Being are commissioned by Autograph as part of EXPLORERS, a three-year programme of art and conversation led by Project Art Works in partnership with Autograph, Fabrica, De La Warr Pavilion, MK Gallery, National Institute for Experimental Arts UNSW, Photoworks and Tate Liverpool.
Everyone is welcome at Autograph. Our building is accessible, with step-free access to all spaces. Accessible toilets are on all floors.
Click here to download Autograph's detailed Access Guide, with photographs of the building
A social narrative and sensory map for this event will be available on 24 February. This will be emailed to everyone who has booked a free ticket, and can be downloaded from this webpage.
Our friendly staff and Visitor Assistants will be located throughout the building at this event.
Have any questions? We would love to hear from you, contact us at 020 7729 9200 or email Krystina Robinson at email@example.com
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
Sharif Persaud's exhibition is commissioned by Autograph as part of EXPLORERS. The EXPLORERS Project is led by Project Art Works, an artist led organisation working with children, young people and adults who have complex support needs. The EXPLORERS Project is supported by the Arts Council Ambition for Excellence Programme and Paul Hamlyn Foundation. explorersproject.org
Ways Of Being is also supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.