More than 100 works by Art4All artists to go on display in Margate

Art4All members Alex and Gareth at work

More than 100 paintings by 12 artists with a range of abilities and learning impairments will go on display at Pie Factory Gallery in Margate’s Old Town.

Artists from the Sandra Art4All Art Studio will exhibit Proud 2 Create Show from January 28- February 12 in a live studio set-up.

The collaboration will give opportunities for the art group to paint in the community once again and for the public to enjoy the artist’s creating within the exhibition. Art4All feel this is a great way to start a dialogue around art and artists who are deaf, autistic and neurodiverse.

By Alex Mortimer

The works are created by artists whose ages range from 13-52 years old. The Sandra Art4All artists are inspired by a wide range of themes, from landscapes to urban environments, and from animals to abstracts.

All the artists exhibiting are part of the Sandra Art4All Art Studio which was established by Sandra Hampton in 2016 to provide a platform for aspiring artists with special needs.

Now in their eighth year, the exhibition will showcase a vibrant collection of drawings, paintings and photographs from artists with learning impairments including autism, charge syndrome, hearing impairment and cerebral palsy.

Allegra and Nessie at work

Sandra said: “We are grateful to Anna from the Pie Factory Gallery for collaborating with us, so we can continue our community involvement. This will be our first time exhibiting here and we are delighted to access this incredible gallery.

“We are looking forward to creating an event for the community that is informative, joyful, as well as a feast for the senses and to continue our dialogue around artists who have very different abilities”.

Verbal and signed communication can be difficult for many of the artists due to the range of their needs. Some may walk into the studio with clear anxieties. The art workshops allow them to express themselves and relax, whilst producing beautiful works of art. Artists receive the majority of the profits from any sales of the artwork.

Art by Sandra

The show will be open every day 11am – 4pm. The artists will be working in the gallery on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Visit the SandraArt4All website for more information on the group, individual artists stories and shop: www.sandraart4all

Instagram: @sandra_art4all

Facebook: sandraart4all.co.uk

Email: [email protected]

11 Comments

  1. The 3:22 comment translates as “The only art I like wouldn’t be understood by the average person who just wants to enjoy something cool to look at”.

  2. No, Liz, it translates as ” I don’t make rude comments about the kind of art I don’t like, or about the people who make it”.

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