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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 4×4 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.

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.

MK Gallery are one of the partners of the EXPLORERS Project, a three year programme of inclusive cultural actions and partnerships nationally and internationally over three years culminating in a year-long programme of exhibitions, installations and new cultural commissioning models that place neurodiverse communities, artists and makers at the heart of civic and cultural life.

EXPLORERS 2019 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 workshop 
– Fabrica, Brighton: 13th July – 28th August
Co-commission exhibition
– De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-sea: 28 September 2019 – 19 January 2020
Mikhail Karikis Co-commission exhibition
– Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia: October
Illuminating the Wilderness opens at UNSW / Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney with an exhibition and workshops
Photoworks, Brighton: 19 October – 3 November
Programme Showcase at Phoenix Brighton
– MK Gallery, Milton Keynes: 20 & 21 November 
Explorers 2019 Conference
– Autograph, London: December
Sharif Persaud solo exhibition

Find out more about the EXPLORERS Project and what we have already achieved at

For more information about EXPLORERS please contact Martin at

From March 16, 2019
to May 26, 2019

Location: 900 Midsummer Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 3QA
Phone: 01424 423555

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