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Illuminating the Wilderness is a new film production by Project Art Works, conceived and directed by Kate Adams and Tim Corrigan and filmed on location with Ben Rivers, Margaret Salmon and neurodiverse artists and makers, families and carers.

This 40-minute film follows the investigation of a remote Scottish glen over several days and reveals the pleasures and challenges of neurodiverse responses to nature and shared experience.  Shot from multiple viewpoints and cameras, the film is unscripted and reveals the subtle fluidity of roles and interactions between this unique and itinerant community away from the practical, attitudinal and social barriers that they face in their everyday lives. Moments of humour and tender consideration for each other unfold in and around the landscape and weather systems of the mountains. The remoteness, scale and indifference of the landscape provides a rare sense of freedom and belonging for everyone involved.

The film is part of an exhibition The Lie of the Land at MK Gallery which opened 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.

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

Find out more about the EXPLORERS Project at

For more information about EXPLORERS please contact Martin at [email protected].

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From March 16, 2019
to May 26, 2019

Location: 900 Midsummer Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 3QA
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01424 423555

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