Photoworks is the UK’s leading development agency dedicated to photography. In collaboration with local, national and international partners, we connect outstanding artists with diverse audiences to champion talent and ambition. Our internationally recognised programme includes commissions, exhibitions, publishing, learning and large-scale public events.
Awareness, May 2017
In May 2017, Photoworks became the first of our project partners to join us for an Awareness day. Taking place at our base in Hastings, the Photoworks team spent the morning exploring terminology, ways of working and the importance of mark-making with Project Art Works Director Kate Adams and Lead Artist Tim Corrigan and one of our experienced social care support workers, Dan Marshall. The morning concluded with the team creating a drip painting inspired by one of our makers, Sam. After lunch, the Photoworks team observed and then took part in a workshop run by our artists with some of our regular makers in our studio spaces.
"We had a fantastic time with Photoworks on our Encounter workshops at the University of Brighton last week. More photos and experiences to follow, but this quote from one of our participant partner organisations sums up how it felt... "
"...I would just like to say a really big thank you. What an experience for all these people – they gained hugely from the experience... It meant so much to see people that often struggle in groups to be able to really enjoy and engage with this project. Such a joy!"
Encounter, June 2017
Following their Awareness day, Photoworks’ Encounter workshops took place in June 2017, at the University of Brighton gallery on Edward Road, Brighton. Project Art Works designed the gallery space to offer several environments that could provide different experiences for neurodiverse people. In 4 workshops over 2 days, small groups of Photoworks staff worked together with Project Art Works artists and participants worked with a wide range of complex needs from the Scope Resource Centre in Brighton, Downs View Link College and The Platform. These sessions gave the Photoworks team an opportunity to explore the importance of non-verbal communications and environment.