The Art of Autism: Supporting Access

We are very pleased to announce the launch of 'Creative Praxis: Portraits & Dialogues from the sensory Inter/face of Autism', a publication by Pum Dunbar.

To celebrate the launch, we are hosting an afternoon of short talks and conversations structured to communicate the research work and creative outcomes of artist Pum Dunbar’s residency in 2011 at Project Ability. 


By presenting and circulating Pum’s findings, the event aims to promote discussion and ideas, sharing how we can support individuals with autism spectrum disorders to access their creative energy.

The event will communicate, discuss and share ideas surrounding the topics of Art and Creative Research and explore the value of art making for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Pum used her residency to engage in research which explored the relationship between her understanding and expression of Sense of Self, her experience of Autism and her creative process.  She widened the exploration to include other adults on the Autism spectrum by inviting six individuals to investigate whether creative activity in a structured context could help them express their sense of self. The outcome is a short series of creative case narratives. Written by Dunbar, 'Creative Praxis: Portraits from the Interface of Autism' uses creative writing and a collaging of each participant’s voice, captured in dialogue taken from the research interviews, to communicate the findings of this research project. 

Thursday 25th October 2012
Time:2.30pm – 4.30pm
Project Ability Gallery
1st floor, Trongate 103, Glasgow, G1 5HD

This event is free of charge but places must be booked in advance. 
To book please telephone 0141 552 2822 or email


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