Campaigning for people with learning disabilities to live as they choose

The Paranoid Painter

Life as a continuous path of learning and appreciation

Beauty is a binding thread that runs through Camphill life. From the buildings, their design, the materials used to build them and the environment through to the arts, music, festivals and plays Camphill residents and co-workers are encouraged to build their personal confidence and self-esteem through the self-expression   

A unique project

The WorldWide Weave is a unique project involving hundreds of people all over the Camphill Movement in 19 distinct nations and regions. There have been contributions from 61 communities. 

Funded by the Camphill Foundation weaving has long been a tradition in Camphill communties across the world. Each piece is unique and has its own story to tell. TO BUY A UNIQUE WEAVE VISIT THE WEBSITE 

National Disability Archive

The Archive and Collection preserves the legacy of disability arts,  allowing future generations of disabled people to celebrate the creative  and political artefacts of disability. 

“This Archive tells a powerful heritage story about the Disability Arts  Movement. I am proud to have led on a project that has reinterpreted the  great art, culture and story of struggle produced by disabled people  and their allies for so many decades.”

A world of creativity

Far from being less able people with an intellectual impairment often find unique and original ways of expressing themselves. 

A touch of Monet

Iris is just 6 years old. Her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.

Making space for creativity

Action Space projects Studio projects are the core of its work. Weekly sessions beginning, emerging and established artists with learning disabilities work  in a professional studio environment with guidance and mentoring.

The road less travelled

Case Carlotta  Barcelona-based design studio that includes people with Down's syndrome, autism and intellectual disabilities. 

I am Me: Creative, imaginative

Manchester College's Artist in Residence Grace Igoe talks about expressing herself and autism through her work and the barriers and stigma she has overcome.

Video

Australian artist Andrew Grant launched his first exhibition, The Renaissance Project last month, a series of unique paintings, exploring a sense of self. The artworks echo techniques of Brett Whiteley, who inspired Grant from time spent in art galleries as a child. The abstruse contours of bodily figures and vague landscapes in Whiteley’s work spoke louder to Andrew than academia ever could.