Inclusion

The groups have been on two trips this month. First to the Estorick Collection and then over to our closest gallery, the House of Illustration.

Estorick Collection

Our group was shown around the temporary exhibition: Who’s Afraid of Drawing? Works on Paper from the Ramo Collection, which included works in relation to the categories of abstraction, figuration, typographical experimentation and sculpture.

After having a good look around, the artists took part in a workshop led by Jasmin Bhanji, who showed the artists various new techniques to drawing. Abbie and her brother laughed their way through a team drawing activity, while Paul created ‘The Map That Takes You Everywhere’, a fun piece that takes you from A to B!

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We’ll be heading back to the Estorick Collection on Thursday 5th September and two of our artists will be helping to run some art workshops for the public. Super exciting!

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House of Illustration

Over the weekend we headed over to House of Illustration, where we were given a tour of the Posy Simmonds exhibition.

The artists also stopped to admire the window display (made up of several Artbox artists’ work) and saw some of the Artbox products in the shop.

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For Shruti, the artist behind the wonderful zebra design on the notebooks, it was a proud moment. Feeling overwhelmed, Shruti declared:

all my dreams have come true, I can’t believe it. I’m so proud, I am an artist!

We’re blown away by the generosity of both the staff and the galleries at House of Illustration and the Estorick Collection. Both are taking genuine steps to include our artists in their work. A big thank you and a step towards a more inclusive society!

If you would like to take steps to include people with learning disabilities and autism in your work, get in touch or head to our corporate area to find out how we could collaborate.