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As one of five art collectives nominated for the Turner Prize 2021 Project Art Works are exhibiting at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum in Coventry, 2021 City of Culture.

At the heart of their presentation for Turner Prize 2021 is a constructed space that holds a physical and digital archive from over 4,000 works by neurodivergent artists and makers over two decades. The archive embodies a visible trace of people who are often hidden in the world.

A newly edited film of the whole archive sits within the central structure and a small number of works have been selected for exhibition in collaboration with the Herbert’s curatorial team.

There is a studio set up for making work at the far end of the gallery.

This is a place for conversation as well as collaborative and independent practice by artists who benefit from supported environments, so that they can represent themselves within the exhibition.

Ideas of interdependence and structures of support provide the context for a range of workshops, creative events and dialogues facilitated by the Project Art Works’ artistic team over the course of the exhibition.

Project Art Works ways of working are established and explored through collaborative processes with individuals, families and communities.

As an integral part of the exhibition, they will be sharing their practice across 25 days of the exhibition period, through artist residencies, community collaboration and public conversations about art and care.

Find out more about the artist residencies and events around the exhibition here.

Project Art Works was nominated for their practice which celebrates and raises awareness of the dynamic and extraordinary contribution neurodiverse communities make to art and culture.

The jury praised their continuing work through the pandemic, both online and in residency.

Book your free tickets here.

If you are planning your visit to the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum and need accessibility information please visit here.

For press enquiries please download our press pack or contact Jessica Courtney Bennett at [email protected] or call 01424 423555.

Image: Part of the Project Art Works Collective, Hastings Contemporary, May 2021 © Project Art Works

From September 29, 2021
to January 12, 2022

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

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