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Project Art Works


Ignition residency

Project Art Works take over the Foreshore Gallery for a collaborative residency to recover and reconnect as we emerge from a year of fragmentation and isolation.

Whilst Hastings Contemporary remains closed to the public, from 22 March to 2 May 2021 the Project Art Works collective of neurodiverse artists is holding workshops and collaborations in this beautiful gallery beside the sea.

Public events, film screenings and installations will be visible through the window at Hastings Contemporary and online.

Ignition Programme

Tuesday 23 March 

Project Art Works residency starts at Hastings Contemporary, featuring workshops and collaborations from across our collective of neurodivergent and neurotypical artists.

Thursday 1 April, 11am – 12pm

Art Freedom Care – about Project Art Works and our practice

Join Project Art Works live from Hastings Contemporary, where we explore our creative practice and how it promotes representation of neurodiverse artists and those who care for them in culture and care.

To register to attend via Zoom please visit or email

Thursday 15 April, 11am – 12pm

Support Collective meet up – Children and Young People (Zoom)

Join parents and carers live from Hastings Contemporary as our children and families programme, Art Breaks, takes place. Share your experiences around SEN education, the return to school and navigating the easing of lockdown.

To join the Zoom, please visit or email Esther for a link:

Thursday 29 April, 11am – 12:30pm

Support Collective meet up (Zoom)

Hear from families, carers and supporters about what being part of the Collective means to them with a screening of our latest rights-based film series revealing intimate portraits of care.

To join the Zoom, please visit or email Esther for a link:


Each week there will be live drop ins, when progress can be seen and artists makers can be met. Dates and times to be confirmed.

About Project Art Works

Project Art Works, based in Hastings, is a collective of neurodiverse artists and activists. Their programmes evolve through creative practice and radiate out to awareness raising in the cultural and care sectors, promoting more diverse representation in programming and relevancy for audiences. They disseminate the work of neurodivergent artists and makers through a wide range of projects, exhibitions, co-commissions, films, publications and digital platforms.

All activity in the gallery will follow strict COVID protocols.


Main image: Project Art Works at Tate Liverpool, April 2019 © Project Art Works