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As part of the EXPLORERS co commission, a new exhibition opens at Fabrica in Brighton this month. Fabrica will host a rolling exhibition, Putting Ourselves in the Picture, beginning with a selection of work from the Project Art Works archive curated by Kate Adams and artist/makers. As part of the space a studio will be set up where work will be created by local people led by three artists. This work will then form part of each exhibition.

The lead artists are Sara Dare, Jo Offer and Annis Joslin. The curators are Lisa Slominski, Marc Steene and Cornelia Marland (Outside In), Liz Whitehead (Fabrica).

Find out more about the programme at


EXPLORERS is a three-year programme of creative investigations through collaborations with neurodiverse communities and cultural organisations across the UK and in Australia.

EXPLORERS is taking place against a backdrop of increased hardship and marginalisation of vulnerable people. The project celebrates and raises awareness of the dynamic, extraordinary contribution neurodiverse communities make to art and culture.

The EXPLORERS project is supported by the Arts Council Ambition for Excellence Programme and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

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Programme of events at Fabrica:

Panel discussion: Rights = Culture
Wed 17 July, 6.30-8pm
£3, Free for Carers
Responding to a series of questions and with reference to the socio-political and cultural context of the past two decades, Marc Steene  (Director, Outside In) and Kate Adams (Director, Project Art Works) will each outline their respective methods of working and its intellectual base, and what this approach means to all of us in terms of diversifying arts production and its representation.

In Conversation: Sara Dare, Annis Joslin and Jo Offer
Mon 22 July, 6-7.30pm
£3, Free for Carers
Responding to questions posed by Liz Whitehead and contributions from the audience, artists Sara Dare, Annis Joslin and Jo Offer will talk about the status of artists who describe their practice as socially-engaged and their relationship with arts institutions.​

Outing: Going to See Culture Together at Fabrica
Tue 23 July 2pm – 4pm
Free, Book here
Going to See Culture Together is a relaxed monthly outing to a cultural venue. In July the group will visit Fabrica’s engaging and playful summer exhibition, to explore the themes of the show together.

Meet the Artists: Sara Dare, Annis Joslin and Jo Offer
Meet the artists-in-residence for our summertime exhibition, Putting Ourselves In The Picture. Each has developed a proposition for the accessible studio that will engage visitors in a particular way. Meet the Artist sessions are:
Sara Dare, Wed  24 July, 4-5pm
Jo Offer, Saty 3 August, 4.30-5.30pm
Annis Joslin, Thu 22 August, 5-

Read the full press release here.


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