In Focus is a programme run by Photoworks and includes photography clubs, a public commission, and public events designed for neurodiverse communities.

It is part of a wider programme called Explorers; comprising awareness-raising activity, commissions, exhibitions, seminars and events developed by Project Art Works in partnership with Photoworks and other cultural partners, with and for neurodiverse communities, placing them at the heart of social, civic and cultural activity.

The In Focus commission supported the creation of new work specifically by a neurodiverse adult, including those who may be non-verbal or require complex support. The commission was open to individuals for whom photography is central to their artistic practice.

Anna Farley became our selected artist, with her exhibition This gives you a score of 0 opening at Phoenix Art Space, Brighton, East Sussex, on 19 October and running until 3 November 2019. The decision however, was a difficult one to make and our shortlisted artists all had strong proposals and ideas.

Our In Focus commission shortlisted artists are:

Fiona McNeilage

Image credit: Fiona McNeilage

Janet Robinson

Image credit: Janet Robinson

Lauren Joy Kennett

Image Credit: Lauren Joy Kennett

Nina Thomas

Image credit: Nina Thomas

Wayne McGregor

Image credit: Wayne McGregor

For more on our In Focus commission, click here. 

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