In the Realm of Others is a new collaboration between Project Art Works and De La Warr Pavilion intended to question perceptions about making art.
Over 45 paintings, drawings and sculptures – produced by 14 makers with profound intellectual impairment – are presented from tomorrow in an evolving installation that offers a rare glimpse into different creative states of being.
In the Realm of Others navigates through the hidden worlds of Paul Colley, Stanley Ellis, Albert Geere, Neville Jermyn, David Marriott, Louise Newham, Sharif Persaud, Michelle Roberts, Jonathan Rogers, Carl Sexton, Brian Simpkin, George Smith, Sam Smith and Darryl Spencer. Periodically the makers are present, producing work in the gallery within a specially created studio environment together with the artist practitioners who support them.
Modus Operandi is a new film focusing on the makers of the Parachute Club, which is one of several in house programmes run from the Project Art Works studio base. It shows the makers in their familiar setting within the studio. The film reveals some of the processes behind the work they create.
Established over fifteen years ago, Project Art Works is a pioneering organisation using contemporary visual art to facilitate the making of paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography, artistic happenings and actions in the studio and at site-specific locations by adults and children with severe intellectual impairment.