Studio Voltaire is pleased to present the first major exhibition of works produced by this new group of artists with learning disabilities who have been working with Intoart artists to develop self-directed work over the past six months. The work has been made in the group’s own studio space at Studio Voltaire.
Intoart artists have worked with the group through a programme of research, working in galleries, developing ideas through different mediums and debate about the artwork made. Different Spaces features a diversity of individual work that ranges from bold and graphic screenprints influenced by Islamic pattern and plantlife to detailed studies of stones and rocks found on the beach of Ovingdean Undercliff near Brighton. Over the six months, the studio artists have produced individual weblogs of their work on the Intoart website as they develop their own practice and reflect on their learning.
Supported by Arts Council England, Lambeth Community Fund and Awards For All.
Intoart is an independent artist-led visual arts organisation that develops new partnerships between artists, community organisations and galleries to establish new projects that support the learning, development and professional profile of artwork produced by people with learning disabilities. The groups work directly with artists and designers to collaborate on the production of the books and the curating and display of their artwork.
Clifton Wright, 2007; Mawuena Kattah, 2007; Ntiense Eno Amooquaye, 2007. Courtesy of the artist and Intoart, London.