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In Focus commission awarded to Anna Farley

25th Jun 2019

Photoworks have selected Anna Farley for the In Focus commission, an opportunity for a neurodiverse artist to make new work for exhibition.

Anna self identifies as a neurodiverse autistic adult and will make a new photographic project reflecting her experiences with support from Photoworks and artist mentors.

Anna graduated from Wimbledon College of Arts Fine Arts Sculpture degree in 2015. Her practice is all about how she processes information physically and psychologically. Anna has made sculpture using radios, books, sound recordings, masking tape, pegboard, paperwork and photography. Mixing concept and craft, she matches aesthetic to subject with changing materials. Photography is an important part of Anna’s practice, and her life.

Anna said:

I am so proud to be selected. I am used to something like this being an impossibility for me to be able to take part in. The reality of what impact this will have on my development as an artist creatively, technically and professionally is exciting. This commission is a bigger chance for us to create a blueprint for organisations to see how they can proactively tackle inclusivity in the arts today.

In Focus is a co-commission with Project Art Works as part of EXPLORERS, a three-year programme of art, conversation, awareness raising activity, commissions and events. In partnership with Phoenix Brighton, an exhibition of Anna’s work will open in October 2019. Read more about the In Focus project here.

You can also read our interview with Project Manager Claire Wearn to learn more about the opportunity.

Image: © Anna Farley 2019.

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