Illuminating the Wilderness

Showing at MK Gallery, Tate Liverpool and Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney in 2019

Illuminating the Wildernessis a new work made by Project Art Works’ artists Kate Adams and Tim Corrigan, in collaboration with artists Ben Rivers, Margaret Salmon, and Project Art Works’ artists and makers, their families and support teams. The film follows the shared experience of days spent together investigating a remote Scottish glen, as well as the pleasures and challenges of neurodiverse responses to the landscape. The explorers stay in lodges among trees and venture out to find a small island. They travel about in a convoy of 4x4 vehicles and share a night in a remote bothy under a crisp night sky. This gives way to torrential rain during the early morning retreat back to base. Moments of humour and tender consideration for each other are revealed as the film unfolds in and around the landscape and weather systems of the mountains.  

Illuminating the Wilderness programme:

Mk Gallery, Milton Keynes: 16 March – 26 May
Illuminating the Wilderness,a major new Project Art Works film work, will be premiered in The Lie Of The Land – opening exhibition of the new gallery 
Tate Liverpool: 4 – 28 April
Illuminating the Wilderness  installation and exhibition as workshopin Tate Liverpool’s top floor gallery 
Sydney, Australia: October 
Illuminating the Wilderness opens at UNSW / Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney with an exhibition and workshops

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The film will be part of an exhibition The Lie of the Land at MK Gallery opening in March 2019. The exhibition will celebrate the opening for a brand new building for the gallery.

Find out more at mkgallery.org.

At Tate Liverpool the film will be complemented by an evolving installation of artwork made in collaboration with neurodiversepeople and groups from Social Care organisations across Merseyside including Natural Breaks, Options for Supported Living, Blue Room, and Thingwall Resource Centre.Initially a series of huge blank paper banners, the installation will be increasingly populated by drawings and paintings made by the groups as well as general visitors taking part in gallery workshops throughout the presentation.

Find out more at tate.co.uk.

16mm film still from Illuminating Wilderness expedition 2018. EXPLORERS Project Art Works

16mm film still from Illuminating Wilderness expedition 2018.
EXPLORERS Project Art Works

For more information about EXPLORERS please contact Martin at martin@projectartworks.org.

A research trip to Friston Forrest 2018 EXPLORERS Project Art Works

A research trip to Friston Forrest 2018
EXPLORERS Project Art Works

Research

In the lead up to the trip to Glen Affric, the team went on a local research trip to Friston Forest in East Sussex. To find out more about the trip and see images of the experience visit here.

16mm film still from Illuminating Wilderness expedition 2018. EXPLORERS Project Art Works

16mm film still from Illuminating Wilderness expedition 2018.
EXPLORERS Project Art Works

EXPLORERS 2019

To find out more about the EXPLORERS project and see the whole programme for 2019 please visit here.