Art et al. Season One Exhibition

Date 16.03.2022 - 27.03.2022
Location Cromwell Place, London


Art et al. is proud to announce its first UK exhibition, Season One at Cromwell Place, London. The exhibition is presented as part of the UK/Australia Season 2021-22, a joint initiative from the British Council and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Season One will highlight several international commissions, collaborations, and artists featured during our first year of programming.

In line with Art et al.’s ethos of championing a more neurodiverse contemporary art world, Season One will exhibit neurodivergent, intellectually and learning-disabled artists, alongside their non-disabled peers. A focus of the exhibition will be the work produced during five Peer/Peer collaborations – digital residencies pairing international artists with and without disabilities. Artists discussed in our commissioned published texts, including in essays by Jennifer Higgie, Francesca Gavin, and Katrina Schwarz, will also be featured.

Celebrating the diversity of cultures in both countries, British and Australian exhibiting artists will include David James, Alasdair McLuckie, Thom Roberts, Cherelle Sappleton, Holly Stevenson, Sandra Lott, Emily Ferretti, Georgia Szmerling, Alan Constable, Andrew Omoding, Nnena Kalu, Barry Anthony Finan, Matt Robertson, and John Powell-Jones. Select exhibiting artists work with the following supported studios: ActionSpace, London; Venture Arts, Manchester; Submit to Love Studios, London; Arts Project Australia, Melbourne; Studio A, Sydney; and Art Gusto, Geelong.

Further Art et al. initiatives including Curating Collections and our Curatorial Mentorships will be reflected in Season One, through printed material and events. These projects included Australian artist Michael Camakaris working with the Cranford Collection, one of Europe’s most significant private collections of contemporary art; and London curator and researcher Stella Sideli mentoring Melbourne-based artist Eden Menta.

Workshops and Talks Programme

  • Saturday 19 March: 12 – 4pm
    Art et al. will be hosting a workshop for visitors on Saturday 19 March exploring the UK/Australia Season 2021-22 theme of Who Are We Now?. Visitors will get the chance to create a page, in a variety of materials, to feature in a zine that will be produced following the exhibition. Access to this event by booking a ticket to the exhibition on 19 March.
  • Sunday 27 March: 2pm
    We will host a panel discussion with artists and curators who participated in our first year of programming, on the final day of the exhibition. Panelists include artists Cherelle Sappleton, John Powell-Jones, Billy Mann from Submit to Love Studios, and curator/researcher Stella Sideli.
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Image credit: Emily Ferretti, Fountain Collage (1), 2021, Pencil and acrylic paint on paper

Project Credits

  • A major programme of cultural exchange taking place across the two nations, Art et al.’s UK/AU Season programming, including Season One is supported by the British Council and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. With thanks to our venue partnership with Cromwell Place, our additional funding from the Aesop Foundation and the Australian Council for the Arts; our founders Jennifer Lauren Gallery, Slominski Projects and Arts Project Australia; and to curator Katrina Schwarz for inspiring the launch of Art et al.