Way Forward for art exhibition

By a County Press reporter

Thursday, February 20, 2014

 

Way Forward for art exhibition

Dimbola Museum and Galleries. Picture by Laura Holme.

AN EXHIBITION of work created by artists with autism is to go on display at Dimbola Museum and Galleries.

The artists have all been supported by the Way Forward Programme, an Island charity that works with people who have physical and learning difficulties.

The exhibition runs from March 29 to April 28.

Programme lead Lee White said: "We had a fantastic response to the event last year and were invited to display many of the works at other venues across the Island.

"We sold 27 pieces last year, which we could not have done without the support of places such as Dimbola.

"It’s giving our artists a wonderful opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience and help them make a living from their wonderful art.

"Art is a perfect medium to enable those with autism to express their thoughts and feelings. And knowing that people like the work so much they buy it, provides a huge boost to their confidence and self-esteem."

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