Who is allowed to produce culture?
Recent events have forced our arts institutions to ask some difficult questions regarding who their audiences are? Who is controlling what gets seen? and where does the work on display come from? this round table discussion seeks to ask; how can we adapt these environments for art production and dissemination to make them more inclusive of different people and how can we create something completely new that supports and includes a variety of different abilities in every level of its design and operation?
Hart Club is an organisation founded in 2018 that is dedicated to championing neurodiversity in the Arts. Based from a project space in SE1 that includes a gallery, ceramics studio and print studio. We work with various charities and organisations to spotlight artists who think, communicate and create differently. This includes artists with disabilities, dementia, brain injury, autism and other neurological variations. Hart Club celebrates diversity and inclusion - striving to gain creative and financial recognition for the artists we work with and in doing so building confidence, community and wellbeing.
Neurodiversity In Albertopolis
Neurodiveristy in Albertopolis is a network that was set up by students and staff from Imperial College London, Royal College of Art, Victoria & Albert Museum and The Royal College of Music. It was set up as a place for neurodiverse people who work across different fields to discuss the things which affect them in the institutions where they study and work.
Helen Ralli - Artist, curator and founder of Hart Club.
David Manley - Multidisciplinary artist and year-long resident with Hart Club.
James Randell - Artist and tutor at Hart Club
Roland Ross - Student at RCA & Co-Founder of Neurodiversity in Albertopolis
Qona Rankin - Dyslexia Coordinator and Co-Founder of Neurodiversity in Albertopolis.
Peter Nencini - Senior Tutor, Illustration, Royal College of Art
The Royal College of Art