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Our Autism Support Groups Contribute to a Forestry Commission Art Project

Posted on: Mon 15th May, 2023

Members of our CASA autism support groups made artworks for a Forestry Commission art project and exhibition that ran at Westonbirt National Arboretum this month.

The project, called 'Thinking Differently About Diversity', drew a parallel between Biodiversity and Neurodiversity.   "The idea of neurodiversity is really similar to the idea of biodiversity," explained Liz Bell, one of the artists involved in running the project.  "A society with lots of variation in how people perceive the world and interact with the world is richer and more creative than one where everyone thinks alike." 

Five members of our CASA autism support groups created artworks on the theme of Branches, at a workshop session run by Warren Day and other artists from ArtSpace in Cinderford.   You can see what they produced in the video below:

Full information about the project, which was run by Artspace and the Forestry Commission, and funded by the Barnwood Trust, can be found on the Artspace website.