Current Gallery

Sharif Persaud | Bedsit

Acrylic on Fabriano | Project Art Works | 2017

Image: Bedsit | Sharif Persaud | Window Installation | Presented by Project Art Works.

Renovations will shortly begin at 12 Claremont in central Hastings, working towards an inclusive gallery and platform to showcase art from the extensive archive of works by neurodivergent artists and makers and creative practitioners from across the UK and beyond.

Prior to opening, Project Art Works will showcase painting, drawing and installation through a series of window exhibitions.

Sharif Persaud has a long association with Project Art Works and has been a key contributor to much of PAW’s recent output, including several film projects. Placing himself at the centre of his work Sharif uses different art forms; video, photography, drawing, painting and printing, to reflect the narrative of his life. Through his work we see the world from his idiosyncratic perspective, the different forces that have impacted him in the past and how this shapes his thinking about the future. Sharif was recently awarded Silver from Arts Award. Read Sharif’s blog on his Arts Award.


Project Art Works are pleased to announce that Sharif Persaud’s first solo exhibition at Autograph, an EXPLORERS project co-commission, has now reopened. The exhibition, which originally opened in February 2020, includes drawings and large-scale paintings as well as a screening of his film The Mask.


In The Realm of Others, De La Warr Pavilion, 2015-2016.

Illuminating the Wilderness, screened at MK Gallery, Tate Liverpool and Museum of Modern Art in Sydney, 2019.

Putting Ourselves in the Picture, Fabrica Gallery, Brighton, 2019.

Coastal Currents, Project Art Works, 2019.

Have You Ever Had, Sharif Persaud Solo Exhibition, Autograph, February – May 2020.

Spectrum Art Award, May, 2020.