About Project Art Works
Project Art Works is a collective of neurodiverse artists based in Hastings. Their work spans national and international collaborations that operate at the intersection of art and care and include direct practical and holistic support, film, events, creative workshops and exhibitions. Their Support Collective brings together families and paid and unpaid caregivers to share experience and protect rights through training, resources and advocacy.
Project Art Works were shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2021 and exhibited as part of the lumbung for documenta fifteen in 2022. Their exhibition Residential is currently open at the Baltic till 25 February 2024.
About Maria Acaso
María Acaso is the Head of Education at Museo Reina Sofia. She is a Professor specialised in Arts education at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She has been one of the major proponents of the educational turn in Spain, through individual and collective projects.
About Kate Adams
Kate Adams is an artist, advocate and activist. She is Artist Director & CEO of Project Art Works and has curated many responsive, collaborative projects with neurominorities, families, care services, artists and galleries.
About Claire White
Claire White is an artist that explores socially engaged themes that affect the wider community. Ableism, Disability, Addiction, Shame, Trauma, Narcissistic Abuse and how society interacts with all these, judges and views the lives of those affected.
About Andrea Phillips
Andrea Phillips is currently Baltic Professor and Director of the BxNU Institute which organises the partnership between Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and Northumbria University. Previous to this, Phillips has held Chairs at Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg, and Goldsmiths, University of London. Phillips is an arts organiser, writer and teacher. Phillip's practice in these roles focusses on the possibility of reorganising arts education and cultural institutions through mechanisms and politics of financial, social and aesthetic dissensus and redistribution, and over the past decade, theorising the idea of devaluation as an anti-value paradigm within contemporary art and its spheres.
About Amanda McMahon
Amanda McMahon is the Producer (Education) at Baltic. She leads on the strategic development and delivery of learning and civic engagement initiatives for schools, colleges and teachers that allows children and young people from all backgrounds to engage with and affect their world. Prior to her role at Baltic, Amanda was a Primary Teacher Art lead for 11 years in two primary schools in Durham from 2008-2019. Alongside this, Amanda was the Director of Learning at Thought Foundation from 2017-2019 to where she developed and led a learning programme for schools. Amanda holds a PGCE in Primary Teaching with a specialism in Early Years and a BA degree in English and Film Studies.
About Emma Dean
Emma Dean is a curator at Baltic where she contributes to the strategic direction of the artistic programme, collaborating with international artists on projects, commissions, events and publications, and is currently working with Project Art Works on their exhibition Residential. Emma manages Baltic’s Artists’ Residency Programme and in 2022 established Emergent, a hybrid residency for disabled artists, in partnership with Shape Arts.
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