The Highway Code

Dates: 01 Mar 2012 - 14 Apr 2012
Preview: Thursday 1st March 2012, 6pm -8pm
Location: PA Gallery, Trongate 103
Admission: Free

In collaboration with artists from three Canadian organisations, Project Ability presents The Highway Code, an alternative Museum of Transport.

This exhibition is the first of a series of creative partnerships which seeks to connect artists with disabilities and features new work from Canada’s leading artist studios on the theme of transport; a recurring subject in the Project Ability studio and also a mutual interest of the exhibiting Canadian artists.

In response to the world outside and methods of travel, the works collectively explore an enhanced view of road networks, trains, buses stretching to astral viewpoints of space travel and fantastical imagined systems. The exhibition is a reflection on conceptions of travel, as experienced by artists with disability in a world caught between an industrial past and an electronic future. The Highway Code features work by Ashley Haggensen, David Whiting, Greg Robertson, Josephina Mena, Tanya Steinhausen from the Garth Homer Society, Chris Steppler, Remy Bernier, Brad McCaull, Debbie O’Gorman and Chris Steppler from In-Definite Arts, Dorothy Loh, Louis O’Coffey from Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts, John Cocozza, Cameron Morgan, Robert Reddick, Steven Reilly and Tommy Mason from Project Ability.

The Garth Homer Society (Victoria) is a non-profit organisation, that provides services for adults with developmental disabilities and creates activities tailored to individual need. Their mission is to create opportunities for independence, growth and participation in the community with people who strive to overcome developmental and physical obstacles.

In-Definite Arts (Calgary) is an innovative visual arts centre which provides adults with developmental disabilities with a supportive studio environment for artistic development as well as professional opportunities for exhibition and promotion. In-Definite Arts expresses the idea that the potential of all people is indefinite.

The Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts (Edmonton) provides a supportive environment where people with developmental disabilities can become practicing artists. It operates a public gallery and outreach programme that aims to connect artists and audiences. The Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts believes in the importance of the creation and exhibition of art by those who face barriers to artistic expression.

 

Image: Greg Robertson 'Handy Dart Bus', acrylic on paper, Garth Homer Society. For more photos, please visit our Facebook page.

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