Here are some examples.
- ActionSpace submitted Nigel Kingsbury’s drawing to the Outside In Award, which he won in 2012. This led to a solo exhibition at the Julian Hartnoll Gallery, and in 2015 Nigel’s work was shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize.
- ActionSpace created an opportunity for Andrew Omoding to undertake a residency at The Village School in Brent. We also submitted his work to the Southbank Centre and in 2015 he featured in the exhibition Changing Britian: 70 years of migration.
- By being part of ActionSpace, Thompson Hall has had two solo exhibitions, ‘Postcards from Brighton’ at the Brighton Dome in 2014, and Postcards from Glasgow at Project Ability. Through ActionSpace, Thompson Hall became part of the Steering Group for Creative Minds – and organisation which aims to get people talking about art by learning disabled artists and performers.
In addition to being validated as artists, the artists we work with benefit from elevated confidence, a wider social network, and increased independence. The majority of our artists have severe learning disabilities.
Image: Nnena Kalu with her work