We're proud to support our creative partners Project Art Works as their installation at the 2021 Turner Prize begins. Project Art Works are one of five shortlisted collectives for this year's Turner, alongside Array Collective, Black Obsidian Sound System, Cooking Sections, and Gentle/Radical. All five collectives foreground community work and social change and are currently in exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery in Coventry.
The Project Art Works installation features a constructed archive that holds a collection of over 4000 physical and digital art works made by neurodivergent artists and creators from across two decades. As PAW themselves put it, the archive 'embodies a physical trace of people who are often hidden in the world'. The installation also features a newly edited film of the archive within the central structure, as well as a studio space for the creation of new work.
Many of the artists will be present at the installation to run workshops, hold dialogues and share their own practice over the course of the exhibition. There will be artist residencies across various dates, as well as 'Cosmologies of Care' on Friday November 12th, and 'Where is the Art?' (in association with DOCUMENTA 15) on Saturday November 22nd. Keep an eye on the Project Art Works website for booking details and further announcements.
The Turner Prize Exhibition continues until the 12th January and the winner is announced on December 1st. Whatever the result, we look forward to further collaboration with Project Art Works in the new year as we take their award-winning short film Illuminating the Wilderness on our Autism & Cinema season tour.