Young Disabled people invited to take part in new art exhibition
We’re asking young people with special educational needs and Disabilities to help us launch the new Stephen Wiltshire Centre – with a logo competition and an exhibition of their work.
The exhibition will be held at the centre in Queensmill Road, Fulham, from 23 to 30 September where the public will vote on their favourites. These will help influence the design of the centre’s new logo. Entries have to be delivered to the centre by 21 September at the latest.
The £6million Stephen Wiltshire Centre is packed with activities, support, and advice. It’s open to all young people in Hammersmith & Fulham, who have special educational needs and Disabilities, and their families.
“Staff at the Stephen Wiltshire Centre encourage and inspire young people and this exhibition is no different,” said Cllr Larry Culhane, H&F Council’s Cabinet member for Children and Education.
“We believe there should be nothing in H&F about Disabled people, without Disabled people, and this is a great example of that. Young people and their families have been involved in the creation and development of the centre every step of the way.”
What does the Stephen Wiltshire Centre mean to you?
The exhibition organisers want photos, drawings, and paintings from young people with special educational needs and disabilities aged between five and 25. It should be based on the theme ‘what does the Stephen Wiltshire Centre mean to you?’.
Young people’s artwork must:
- Be photos, drawings, or paintings
- Be hard copies no bigger than A4
- Include your full name, age group (5-11, 12-15, or 16-25), and contact details on the back
- Be one submission per family (siblings can work together)
- Be submitted to the Stephen Wiltshire Centre in Queensmill Road, Fulham, SW6 6JR, by 5pm on 21 September
You can contact the centre at 020 8753 4443.
Who is Stephen Wiltshire?
The centre is named after artist Stephen Wiltshire who has autism and who attended Queensmill School in Askham Road, Shepherds Bush, as a child.
He has exhibited work all over the world and was awarded an MBE in 2006.
Find out more about the Stephen Wiltshire Centre
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