The terms outsider, insider and mainstream art are not in the vocabulary of the group of art makers with intellectual disabilities from A Supported Life’s ‘two4nine’ creative space in West Auckland. Their art is direct, delightful and provocative visual expression in paint, thread and clay of their unique view of the world they inhabitant. These art makers are unclassifiable, other than the category of pure joy and attainment of personal aspirations. Each individual artist has been mentored by professionals in technique but not in expression as part of a retrospective exhibition.
A Supported Life works with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Social Development to support people with moderate to mild learning disabilities through supported accommodation, lifestyle planning and development. They teach a range of skills to suit the diverse needs and aspirations of the people they support. Two4nine is a creative space in Henderson that has evolved over the last few years with a strong focus on the arts.
Free drop-in activity:
Be inspired by the talented artists from the two4nine exhibition then contribute a special hand drawn image to add to our ever-growing collaborative wall.
2 December 2017 - 11 February 2018
The Learning Centre