Project Art Works: An archive of neurodivergent people's creative practice

Project Art Works

The archive is a unique record of the creative contribution and of the collective practice of Project Art Works where people with learning disabilities and other cognitive impairments make art on their own terms.

The archive is a physical archive of over 4,000 paintings, sculpture, and other forms of art as well as a digital archive of 20,000+ photographs of the artworks and of the creative practice of the people who made the artworks. The collection goes back to 2004 and continues to be added to.

The archive reflects societal changes of the lives of people with learning disabilities over 20+ years spanning the closing of asylums, the introduction of Personal Budgets and Government policy Valuing People Now, allowing greater freedom, choice and control.

The artworks and the archive have been shown in major exhibitions across the world including at TATE Modern, Baltic Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen Contemporary, The Turner Prize 2021, Documenta Fifteen, De La Warr Pavilion.

This archive entry was last updated on 09/05/2024. Information incorrect or out-of-date?
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