How does neurodiversity relate to the creative and expressive process? How do artists consider neurodiverse audiences when they create? How can creativity and the creative industries become more accessible?
This month we will be exploring neurodiversity and creativity, and hearing from Essex based creatives, who will talk to us about their interpretation of the theme and their creative journeys, challenges, inspirations and advice.
Connor builds interactive experiences, designs mechanical contraptions and creates worlds to be explored – explaining that the process of making things helps to understand yourself and the world around you.
Connor works with artists and organisations to help embed technology into their projects, and with University art students to bring their tech ideas to life. With a Master’s from the University of Westminster in Photographic Arts, Connor combines photographic methodology with various mediums: mixed reality, paper engineering, electronics and projection mapping.
Lu is an artist producing sculpture, print, zines, drawing, writing, video, events and workshops through research, community engagement, collecting and collaboration.
They make work around the themes of place and memory; community and collaboration; collecting; class and upbringing; accessibility; and platforming and uplifting marginalised voices – through the lens of queerness, neurodivergence and working classness.
In 2015 they created Grrrl Zine Fair, a place for self-publishing and DIY art, music and culture surrounding feminist publishing. In 2017 the Grrrl Zine Library was born and hosted 600+ queer feminist zines, housed at The Old Waterworks.
What to expect
Patch, 5 – 6 Grays Yard, Springfield Rd, Chelmsford, CM2 6QR
7-10pm, Thursday 9th November
The bar serves water, tea, coffee, cola / diet cola, beer and red and white wine, we accept card, but don’t normally accept cash.
Image: Memories with Connor, Connor Turansky
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