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We are delighted to announce that we have been 

SHORTLISTED FOR THE TURNER PRIZE 2021

We are so pleased to have been given this major opportunity to celebrate the contribution people with complex support needs and care givers make to arts and culture, and to show work made by neurodivergent artists.

Project Art Works has been nominated for the Turner Prize in recognition of our practice which celebrates and raises awareness of the dynamic and extraordinary contribution neurominorities make to society, art and culture.

The jury praised our continuing work through the pandemic, both online and in a residency at Hastings Contemporary where passers-by could still encounter work by the collective through the windows of the closed gallery. Through many collaborations over the past decade and during EXPLORERS 2017 – 2020 supported by ACE, and the Film London Jarman Award 2020 a change has taken place. We are so grateful for many of the partnerships and our supporters that have trusted us and enabled people who have complex support needs to represent themselves in art and culture. They are the change makers.

The Project Art Works Collective will be part of the Turner Prize exhibition which will open at the The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum in Coventry in September 2021 with the winner announced on the 1st December 2021.

 

We are delighted to be shortlisted alongside Array Collective, Black Obsidian Sound System, Cooking Sections and Gentle/Radical. 

Download the Turner Prize Shortlist Press Release here.

Download the full biographies of the shortlisted nominees here.

For press enquiries please 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

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