Phoenix Art Space, Brighton
19 October – 3 November 2019
Preview 18 October, 2pm-7pm
Anna Farley’s commission for In Focus, reflects on her experiences as a neurodiverse artist, spanning photography, installation and sculpture.
The exhibition also includes an immersive space and series of new lens-based works, created by participants from Grace Eyre Foundation, Ambito Care and St. Nicholas Day Service, East Sussex County Council, working with artists Annis Joslin, Alejandra Carles-Tolra, Bill Leslie and Lynn Weddle.
In Focus is presented in partnership with Phoenix Art Space, Brighton. In Focus is presented in partnership with Phoenix Art Space, Brighton. The commission is part of EXPLORERS, a three-year national and international programme of art and discourse led by Project Art Works.
Wednesday 30 October – Kate Adams will be at Phoenix Art Space for a Cred Talk event. Booking is essential.
In Focus is supported by Arts Council England and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and is in partnership with Phoenix Art Space.
Photoworks research project
Project Art Work’s Tuesday Accelerate Studio’s artist and makers were invited by Photoworks in Brighton to carry out some research exploring inclusive approaches to photography to feed into their Explorers Project, In Focus co-commission. Supported by the artist team, Tuesday Studio makers spent six days exploring photography in different ways focusing on ways of making it accessible and meaningful for the diverse needs of all members of the group. The images seen here were made using a giant, wheelchair accessible Camera Obscura and recorded using an iPad. They also experimented with camera-less photography using solar-prints, scanners and light-boxes, drawing onto photographs, painting photographic projections, pickled photographs and submerged photographs in seawater.
The finding from their research will be included in a Toolkit published later in the year by Photoworks. See the documentation of this research here explorersproject.org.