6 – 9 AUGUST 2019, SEC, GLASGOW
(ACADEMY PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS ON 5 AUGUST 2019)
THE WORLD CONGRESS OF THE
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE
SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF INTELLECTUAL
AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
In December 2018, the IASSIDD Local Organising Committee joined forces with Project Ability to launch an Open Call for artists with a learning disability to submit work for exhibition at the 2019 IASSIDD World Congress, which is coming to Glasgow in August.
- Painter James Macdonald, Dumbarton
- Photographer David Cormack, Comrie
- Illustrator and artist Ian Bruin, Airdie
- Painter Cameron Morgan, Stenhousemuir
- Digital illustration Tzipporah Johnston, Edinburgh
The final five were picked by artists Ian Wornat and Thompson Hall who work at the Action Space Studio in London.
“ I am very pleased that my work has been selected to be exhibited at the IASSIDD conference because I like making details and I like people to see them “
– Ian Bruin
“ I am very pleased that my work has been selected to be exhibited at the IASSIDD conference because it’s a great opportunity for autistic people to be taken seriously as artists”
– Tzipporah Johnston
The five artists share a great command of their art form and the exhibition is an amazing platform for showcasing for their talent and creativity.
What is Project Ability?
Project Ability is a Glasgow-based visual arts organisation which creates opportunities for people with disabilities and people with lived experience of mental ill-health to express themselves and achieve their artistic potential.
Find out more – www.project-ability.co.uk
Portrait Drawing with Project Ability
This is a great opportunity to meet the artists from Project Ability and view their amazing artwork and learn about the work of the organisation.
The artists will be bringing a creative vibe to the centre of Glasgow. They will be drawing portraits and looking for willing sitters. An original portrait will make a unique memento to remember your time spent in Glasgow at the IASSIDD World Congress.
When: Saturday, 3 August from 10:00 to 16:00
Where: St. Enoch Shopping Centre in Glasgow City Centre, 55 St. Enoch Square, Glasgow G1 4BW
Cost: Free, no booking required
Project Ability is a Glasgow-based visual arts charity supporting artists with learning disabilities. https://www.project-ability.co.uk/
St. Enoch Centre is located in the heart of Glasgow, within the city’s main shopping district of Argyle Street and Buchanan Street. Home to many big brands including the biggest names in high street fashion.
St. Enoch Centre is home to some of Scotland’s most iconic children’s shops including Hamleys, Disney Store and Mothercare. www.st-enoch.com/