Image credit: Alejandra Carles Tolra

In Focus presenting Anna Farley
Events Programme

Join us this Autumn for a series of special events linked to our In Focus presenting Anna Farley exhibitions at Phoenix Art Space, Brighton.

Photoworks and Project Art Works have commissioned Anna Farley for In Focus, to make work for a new solo exhibition titled This gives you a score of 0, which will be on show at Phoenix Art Space from 19 October – 3 November. In Focus also included a programme of action research and photography activities for neurodiverse adults and young people. Artists and social care practitioners have been working together in adult social care settings across Sussex to develop and deliver this programme of activity. The work made during this programme will also be on display at the gallery.

Saturday 19 October

Family Business: Points for Problems

2pm-3pm
Free but tickets are required

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A chaired conversation between Anna Farley and Helen Farley. Mother and daughter discuss their experiences of the UK disability benefits system and advocacy, sharing their realities of ‘being processed’ and receiving support through the government and reflecting on whose voice is heard and listened to. Chaired by photographer Becky Warnock.

Image credit: Robert Farley

Wednesday 23 October 

Meet the Artist: Anna Farley

2-4pm 
Free, no tickets required

Join Anna for an informal chat about her commission for In Focus, titled This gives you a score of 0. Anna will be present in the gallery to meet, greet and talk to visitors throughout the afternoon. 

Image credit: Rosie Powell

Wednesday 30 October 

Navigating Personal Independence Payments (PIP)

10.30am – 12.30pm 
Free, no tickets required

This free workshop is for parents, carers and supporters of young people aged 15 to 25 who are disabled, have autism, health or mental health conditions.

PIP is the new benefit that replaces Disability Living Allowance at age 16. Many of us are used to claiming DLA but PIP is very different, so how do we go about making a successful claim?  If you know a young person who will need support to claim PIP, this free workshop is for you.

Find out how to support a young person to:

  • Start a claim
  • Gather supporting evidence
  • Make a strong case
  • Manage face-to-face assessments

And if a claim is refused, find out how to:

  • Challenge a poor decision
  • Appeal to Tribunal

So you don’t have to remember it all, there are handouts and factsheets to take away. This workshop led by Lizzie Batten, Freelance Trainer (PIP Specialist) and Project Manager at Amaze.

Image Credit: Georgie Scott

Navigating Personal Independence Payments (PIP)

2-4pm
Free, no tickets required

This free workshop is for claimants, their families, supporters, shared lives carers, health and social care practitioners.

PIP is the new benefit that is replacing Disability Living Allowance for adults. Even if you have a lifetime or indefinite award of DLA, at some point, you will need to claim PIP. Many of us are used to DLA but PIP is very different, so how do we go about making a successful claim? If you are currently claiming DLA and worried about PIP, or if you are new to claiming a disability benefit and want to find out more, this workshop is for you and your supporters.

Whether you need to make a claim right now, or want to plan so that you are prepared, this workshop will explain how to:

  • Start a claim
  • Gather supporting evidence
  • Make a strong case
  • Manage face-to-face assessments

And if a claim is refused, find out how to:

  • Challenge a poor decision
  • Appeal to Tribunal

So you don’t have to remember it all, there are handouts and factsheets to take away. This workshop led by Lizzie Batten, Freelance Trainer (PIP Specialist) and Project Manager at Amaze.

Image credit: Lynn Weddle

A Cred Talk by Kate Adams, Artist Director & CEO of Project Art Works

6.30pm
£5, tickets required 

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Kate Adams is an artist, advocate and parent activist who co-founded Project Art Works in 1997. In 2012 Kate was awarded an MBE for services to art and disability. In line with the exhibition In Focus presenting Anna Farley, Kate will be talking about the Explorers Project, a three-year programme of art and conversation informed and led by neurodiverse communities and co-commissioners of In Focus.

EXPLORERS project, Autograph, 2017 © Project Art Works

Friday 1 November 

An Inclusive Approach to Photography 

4-6pm
Free, but tickets are required

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A practical skills workshop for artists, facilitators and social care practitioners. Artist Bill Leslie, and social care practitioner Brian Thomas, share some of their ideas and strategies for delivering creative activities for people with complex support needs.

Image credit: Bill Leslie

Saturday 2 November 

Family Fun Workshops: Fidget Fun

11am – 1pm / 2pm – 4pm
Free – Drop in

Inspired by artist Anna Farley we will make playful, moving sculptures using different photographic images to create our own ‘fidgets’.

Enjoy working as a family to explore different materials in these relaxed, fun workshops with Phoenix Art Space artists. All you need is your imagination and a willingness to get stuck in!

FREE, drop-in sessions on the first Saturday of every month at Phoenix Art Space, suitable for families with children aged 5-14 years.

Image credit: Kiki Stickl

Phoenix Art Space is fully wheelchair accessible with step free access and accessible toilets. The gallery has provision of aids such as ear protectors, sunglasses and tangles. If you have any access requirements you would like us to be aware of, please contact the Photoworks office on 01272 643908.

To learn more about our In Focus presenting Anna Farley commission click here.