ACoRNS Art Blog

‘Please keep developing this idea – it’s brilliant!’ – Voices Through Art at the John Hansard Gallery [Part 2]

On August 11th 2021 we held the second of two workshops focusing on the development of our comics for supporting transitions. The first workshop on the day before was targeted at young people, while this one was targeted at professionals from varying backgrounds, including speech and language therapists and teachers. We were also fortunate that some of our …

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My ideal sidekick is… Voices Through Art at the John Hansard Gallery [Part 1]

On August 10 and 11, the Voices through Art team held two workshops at the John Hansard Gallery in Southampton. The first workshop was aimed at autistic students, to gain further feedback on Comic 1, and some of the storylines and initial artwork for Comics 2 and 3. The second workshop was aimed at invited professionals …

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Voices Through Art: June Workshop with New Forest School

In June, we participated in a workshop run by Tracie and Sam at New Forest School. We have strived to include student voices at every step of our project but wanted to add a more immersive element to our work to help student motivation on the project. Tracie’s noticeboard involving extracts from the comic, student …

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Voices Through Art: Designing our Logo

As a team we realised creating a logo for the project would be an opportunity to start testing out the best ways to work collaboratively with young people to create artwork. We knew it may take some time to find an approach that was both functional and inclusive of the young people’s ideas and experiences, …

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Voices Through Art: Creating Four Short Comics Targeted at Young Autistic People Transitioning from Primary to Secondary School (Funded Project)

Voices Through Art is a collaborative project between the Autism Community Research Network @ Southampton [ACoRNS], Samantha Davies, independent artist, and New Forest School. It is an impact project designing four short comics targeted at autistic children transitioning from primary to secondary school. The transition between primary and secondary school is a daunting process, even …

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