Many of the remarkable developments in provision, choice and human rights for people with intellectual disability and complex needs that have evolved over the last decade are being systematically dismantled as a result of punitive Government cuts to local authority budgets across the UK.
The second meeting of the Peer Support Network will be held on Monday 9th November at the De la Pavilion, Bexhill.
Charlotte Stephens was born in Bath in 1983 and moved to Hastings when she was nine. Born into a family of artists (her Mother’s cousin is Mick Moon the Royal Academician) Stephens has enjoyed making art since she was a child.
Becky Barnicoat writes for the Guardian
They may not communicate in conventional ways, but the art in a provocative new exhibition made by people with neurological impairments gives a rare glimpse into their secret worlds.
Why does the number 16 bus go the same way every day? Is it magic? No – it’s because the driver signed a contract. Why do children go to school? Because it’s not just a good idea – it’s the law. What is money? A promise to pay. Why do you need a passport? To prove you are who you say you are. This myriad of petty contracts is how the real world works.
In the Realm of Others is a new collaboration between Project Art Works and De La Warr Pavilion intended to question perceptions about the process of making art. Over forty-five large and small-scale paintings, drawings and sculptures – produced by fourteen makers with profound intellectual impairment – are presented in a living, evolving installation that offers a rare glimpse into unknowable, creative states of being.