Since January 2018, artists from Project Ability have been travelling all over Scotland working with children and young people from Down’s Syndrome Scotland’s social groups, their friends and families, making artwork to celebrate the 2018, World Down Syndrome Congress coming to Glasgow on the 25th to the 28th July, and to tell their story as part of Scotland’s Year of Young People. It’s the first time in 32 years it has been in the UK.
We are proud to announce that the work produced in these workshops will be exhibited in the Trongate 103 Foyer for the whole month of July.
Down’s Syndrome Scotland is a parent led charity which was established in 1982. They are the only charity in Scotland dedicated solely to supporting people with Down syndrome and their carers. Down’s Syndrome Scotland provides ‘all through life’ support nationally across Scotland. They work to help people with Down syndrome reach their full potential by providing information and support to them, their families, carers and professionals at whatever age and stage of life. They also work to influence government policy to ensure that the society in which we all live reflects the needs of people with Down syndrome.
Groups taking part: Down’s Syndrome Scotland Grampian Branch, Down right Fun (Angus), Ups and Down’s (Tayside and Fife), The West of Scotland Branch of Down’s Syndrome Scotland, Falkirk Activities Club, Primary Peeps (Edinburgh).
These workshops were made possible with funding provided by Trefoil