ActionSpace Joins Forces With Venture Arts and Project Ability On ‘x3’


We are delighted to announce that we are joining forces with our amazing partner organisations Venture Arts (Manchester) and Project Ability (Glasgow) on a series of collaborative exhibitions titled ‘x3’. Together, we will be presenting a series of virtual exhibitions to showcase the work of our talented artists including new work that has been created during Lockdown. The project commences with the first of three exhibitions titled ‘Electric Dreams’, hosted by Venture Arts, which launches online on 11th March 2021.


ActionSpace, Project Ability and Venture Arts  jointly possess over 100 years of experience nurturing creativity and creating opportunities for artists with learning disabilities and since first working together on a project in 2015, we have seen the value and reward of keeping in touch and supporting one another.

Now we are coming together with a unique virtual project ‘x3 showcasing Lockdown work by artists across different mediums at a time when galleries are still closed, travel is restricted and opportunities to exhibit work are severely limited. Each organisation in turn is to host an exhibition showcasing work by one artist from each partner organisation, united by a chosen theme – a virtual project to keep up all connected and to share communities, creativity, optimism and aspiration.


The first ‘x3’ virtual exhibition, ‘Electric Dreams’, is inspired by the inner-world of dreamscapes and is curated by Venture Arts artists Daniel Elms and Sally Hirst. The show features the work of Daniel Elms (Venture Arts), Declan Leslie (ActionSpace) and Gary Turner (Project Ability).

Explore the online exhibition Electric Dreams featuring the work of ActionSpace artist Declan Leslie 


Project Ability will host the next exhibition in May and ActionSpace will present the final exhibition of the trio in July.


Images: (left) Declan Leslie, Untitled. (middle) Daniel Elms, Silver Birch. (right) Gary Turner, Kipo and the Age of the Wonderbeasts



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