Neurodiversity is a term we choose to use in reference to artists typically labelled as having learning disabilities and we are dedicated to championing how their differences can positively impact creative output.
Neurodiversity is a concept where neurological differences are to be recognized and respected as any other human variation. These differences can include those labeled with Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyscalculia, Autistic Spectrum, Tourette Syndrome, and others.
For many autistic people, neurodiversity is viewed as a concept and social movement that advocates for viewing autism as a variation of human wiring, rather than a disease. As such, neurodiversity activists reject the idea that autism should be cured, advocating instead for celebrating autistic forms of communication and self-expression, and for promoting support systems that allow autistic people to live as autistic people.
Our aim as a gallery is to inclusively represent neurodiverse artists and support them to make and exhibit artwork.
We have an ongoing focus on collaboration and forging working relationships between established artists and talented neurodivergent artists as a means to explore the benefits of this creative exchange.
We hope this platorm will encourage conversation around inclusion, diversity and what can be learnt from observing unique approaches to producing quality artwork.
We work closely with existing charities and organisations who run long-standing creative facilities to provide a platform for the results to be publicly exhibited.
Our aim is to obtain creative and financial recognition for these artists and to seed funds back into those services.