Image: Darryl Spencer | Untitled | 2017 | Acrylic on paper |151x231cm | 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.
Currently featured in the window space at Untitled Gallery is a large work on paper by Darryl Spencer.
Further similar works feature at our current exhibition at Hastings Contemporary.
IGNITION - The Exhibition
Friday 8 October 2021 – Sunday 27 February 2022
Ignition began as a residency in the main gallery space at Hastings Contemporary during the last national lockdown, with artists working in the temporary studio while the building was closed to visitors. Ignition – The Exhibition will feature works made during this innovative intervention as well as works from the Project Art Works archive.
Project Art Works studios provide the conditions for a broad range of autonomous and collaborative practices with neurodivergent artists, who take part on their own terms.
Ignition- The Exhibition will run concurrently with Project Art Work’s Turner Prize nomination installation at Herbert Art Gallery & Museum in Coventry, City of Culture 2021.
CEO and Artist Director of Project Art Works Kate Adams says:
‘We are thrilled that the contribution neurodivergent artists make to cultural life has been recognised by the Turner Prize curatorial team. Hosting our exhibition at Hastings Contemporary gives people the opportunity to see the work made in our residency earlier this year and join in our celebration of this nomination. We have collaborated with Hastings Contemporary for a number of years, so it’s wonderful to have them as hosts of this exhibition.’
Hastings Contemporary Director Liz Gilmore says:
‘This exhibition celebrates the incredible and dynamic contribution of neurominorities to art and society and reflects the commitment and ambitions of Hastings Contemporary to be a cultural hub for Hastings.’