Project Art Works presents EXPLORERS National Conference at MK Gallery, Milton Keynes


Price: £15 - £50



EXPLORERS conference: Art, Rights and Representation
A two day event exploring how we make neurodiverse artists more visible

When: Wednesday 20 November & Thursday 21 November 2019, 11am – 5pm
Where: MK Gallery, 900 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 3QA

Be part of a collaborative, inclusive and progressive event examining rights, institutional empathy and how to support and nurture more diverse practice in contemporary visual art.

Both Days will feature:
– Showcases of work and practice by neurodiverse artists
– Talks, presentations and case studies
– Participative workshops, creative practice and non-verbal communication by and with neurodiverse facilitators
– Practical support and training including: Makaton, Accessibility toolkits, Positive Behaviour Support, PATH training
– Alternative gallery tours

Partners and contributing organisations include:
Arts Council England, ActionSpace, Autograph, Challenging Behaviour Foundation, CVAN South East, De La Warr Pavilion, Fabrica, Intoart, MK Gallery, Outside In, Phoenix Gallery, Photoworks, Tate Liverpool art and social care consortium, UNSW Institute for Experimental Arts

Confirmed contributors also include:
– Dr Peter Baker – Senior Lecturer in Learning Disability, Tizard Centre
– Joanna Grace – The Sensory Projects
– Sir Peter Bazalgette – writer and broadcaster
– Moira Sinclair – Chief Executive, Paul Hamlyn Foundation
– Eden & Andrew Kötting – Artists

On Wednesday 20 November the afternoon programme, Inclusive Practice, is organised with CVAN South East as part of Dialogues – Towards Change.

Booking is essential. Subsidised tickets are available and CVAN are offering a limited number of bursaries to support travel costs. Please book tickets online at or email for more information.

Taking place against a backdrop of increased hardship and intolerance toward disabled people, the aim of EXPLORERS is to develop positive relationships between cultural organisations and the social care sector and to reposition people who have complex needs at the forefront of mainstream culture. The programme led by Project Art Works is taking place with multiple partners and galleries including Autograph, Fabrica, De La Warr Pavilion, MK Gallery, National Institute for Experimental Arts UNSW, Photoworks and Tate Liverpool.

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

About Project Art Works
Project Art Works is an artist-led organisation that makes and promotes art as a means of connection with and for people with complex needs. They collaborate with neurodiverse communities, galleries, health and social care agencies to promote inclusion in civic and cultural life.

About CVAN South East
A network of organisations across the visual arts sector in the South East of England, Contemporary Visual Arts Network South East works together to create a stronger visual arts ecology for the region.

Wheelchair access, changing place


MK Gallery, 900 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 3QA

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