A new exhibition has been unveiled at The Lowry in Salford Quays, showcasing the artwork of talented pupils, aged 11-18 years, from the Together Trust’s Inscape House School.
The exhibition displays the unique and original character of the young people’s artwork which has been influenced by their autism spectrum and related social communication difficulties.
Over 14 pieces are on display at the gallery, and include a wide range of styles, from paintings and biro drawings through to sculptures made from opened boxes.
Within the collection is artwork from 17 year old David Greenberg, who in 2012, scooped a top prize at the national CREATE! Art for Autism competition.
Laura Greenberg, David’s mother, said: “Art is a really important part of David’s life. Not only does it enable to him to be creative, but it also helps him relax. This exhibition highlights the uniqueness of each individual who has autism spectrum conditions, and how they interpret the world.”
Jacki Clark, art teacher at Inscape House School, said: “Those who struggle with communicating verbally or through the written word can and do find art to be a very valid and poignant means of expressing themselves.
As Inscape House School marks its 20th anniversary we continue to encourage and support our pupils in their creative endeavours and it is fantastic that we can showcase their work in conjunction with The Lowry.”
Lynsey Merrick, participation and learning manager at The Lowry added: “We are really proud to exhibit this fantastic work. All young people involved should be really proud of what they have achieved!”
The exhibition runs from September 2013 to December 2013 and entry is free. For further information about Inscape House School, please visit www.togethertrust.org.uk/education/inscape-house or call 0161 283 4750.