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Illuminating the Wilderness is 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.

Complementing the film is an evolving installation of artwork made in collaboration with neurodiverse people 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.

These events are free to attend, no booking required.


Thursday 18 April, 16.00-17.00

Hear from Richard Williams, CEO of Options for Supported Living, which is a local charity that supports, empowers and enables people with disabilities to live their lives to the full. The charity is a key partner for this project and Richard Williams will talk about the values shared between Options and Project Art Works and will discuss the importance of personalised, creative approaches.

Friday 26 April, 12.30-14.00

Artist Mikhail Karikis and Rosie Cooper, Head of Exhibitions at DLWP (De La Warr Pavilion) will talk about their involvement in the Project Art Works’ Explorers Project, and the importance of inclusive collaboration with people with complex needs. They will also discuss ideas of ‘human texture’, focusing on how physically, neurologically and socially normative representations of people influence culture.

Saturday 27 April, 14.00-16.00

To celebrate the end of this project, join talks and conversations with Project Art works artists and filmmakers, Kate Adams and Tim Corrigan, who will go behind-the-scenes discussing the making of the film and exhibition Illuminating the Wilderness. Artists Ben Rivers and Margaret Salmon will join them along with some of those who have collaborated in the exhibition.

These talks are free to attend. No booking required.

Lindsey Fryer, Head of Learning, Tate Liverpool said: ‘We are delighted to collaborate with Project Art Works, an organisation that shares the same commitment as Tate to make arts and culture accessible to all.’

Find out more about the EXPLORERS project at

For more information about visiting Tate Liverpool and the attending the workshops please contact Martin Swan, EXPLORERS Project Coordinator at [email protected] or call 01424 423555.

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From April 4, 2019
to April 28, 2019

Location: Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4BB
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01424 423555

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