Figment Arts: Looking Out
Figment Arts, Lancing, will be collaborating with Superstar Arts, Worthing, to support a group of learning disabled participants to visit Highdown Gardens, and produce creative responses to the coming of Spring, using Kaleidoscopes, photography, video and mixed media visual art.
After two years of challenging times for everyone, learning disabled people have been hit particularly hard, both by Covid itself, and the subsequent impacts of lockdown and social isolation. This project represents a somewhat ‘fresh start’. Spring is the season of hope, renewal and new growth.
David Parker, Artistic Director at Figment Arts, will visit the gardens with a group of learning disabled artists. After each visit the group will continue working at Superstar Arts, based at West Worthing Baptist Church, running workshops with the group to create new visual art, moving image and photography.
The artists will then use a giant kaleidoscope to create abstract patterns and textures from the photos and videos that the group have taken.
Figment Arts is an arts organisation, based in Lancing. We work with artists and communities to amplify their voices. We value the arts and creativity as a vital part of what makes a healthy and strong society.
We run artist support programmes and work in moving image, visual art, installation and film production. Art is for everyone, at Figment Arts we strive to affect a positive change in society with the work we do, representing people with honesty and respect.
Figment Arts is a Community Interest Company, founded in 2007. It is a not-for-profit organisation guided by strong principles of equality and access to the arts. Our work is socially engaged at every level. We work with learning disabled, autistic and neurodiverse artists to produce new work and support their artistic and creative development.
Superstar Arts is a registered charity based in Worthing, it was founded in 2012 to create new and exciting opportunities for people with learning disabilities, It is their mission to Deliver high quality, innovative artistic experiences for people with learning disabilities.
Participants are encouraged to respond to themes, events, and places of interest to inspire individual interpretations which are developed through imagining, drawing painting, printing photography and making.
Exhibition at Colonnade House, Worthing – 14 – 26 June // 10.00 – 17.00
Workshop // Saturday 18 June & Sunday 19 June, 13.00 – 15.00, drop-in workshop working with the giant Kaleidoscope
Exhibition at Neighbourhood Store, Shoreham by Sea – Tbc
Event at Highdown Gardens – Tbc