Neurodivergent Artists Network - Announcing the Collective
I am delighted to announce the final line-up for the Neurodivergent Artists Network project! Thank you to the five amazing artists who will be joining me to write a manifesto for neurodiversity in the arts. The final group is:
We had an overwhelming response to the initial call-out - 45 artists applied for just 5 places, so the final selection was very difficult. All the selected artists combine sensitive, thoughtful and visually beautiful artwork with a strong commitment to inclusion, and I am really excited to start working with them.
Meet the Artists:
Dylan Esposito is an artist who lives and works in Glasgow, UK, predominantly working within the medium of sculpture. He has a material based practice that often explores failed utopias within architecture & design
Max Alexander is a visual artist and quiet poet with an autistic and queer perspective. Max's practice centers playfulness, spontaneity and abstraction to create work that can be enjoyed in both a sensory and cerebral way, with neither being more important than the other.
Dawnne McGeachy creates work inspired by the Scottish coast. A fascination with the sea, led her to study the science of waves, relaying the forces that create waves through mathematical equations and by using the Beaufort Wind Force Scale. These calculations are then used to create precise paintings that convey the power and brutality of the waves.
Robyn Benson is an artist based in Aberdeenshire. Working symbiotically between drawing and sculpture Robyn makes un-fixed, balanced sculptures that rely on coextensive material properties and explore the interaction, interconnection, and proximity of their components. Her speculative diagrams act as axioms that consider how the drawn, imagined logic could exist in actual space, occasionally exceeding possibility.
Steven Fraser is a writer, artist and animator who creates short films, zines, comics and performance installations. His work centres on representations of autism and queerness with a focus on accessibility and DIY art and culture.
Tzipporah Johnston is an embroiderer and textile artist based in Edinburgh. Much of her work focuses on her experience of autism, particularly monotropism, presenting an autistic perspective of the world without distress or deficit.