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ARTISM – an interview with art student Tilly Snaith


This Much by Donna Williams Hello Donna,
My name is Tilly and I’m an A-level art student from a UK secondary school called Ruislip High.
While searching through the Internet for inspiration, I came across your website and was completely inspired. Read the rest of this entry »

Sculpture and capturing the autistic moments we all have


In the deep sml When an artist has a condition there is always the question of how or if that condition influences their work.  I was sent an interview about my relationship to sculpting, particularly the relationship of my autism to my sculpting.  Thought I’d share it. Read the rest of this entry »

ARTism blog – Donna Williams asks, so what is ‘autistic’ art?


If art expresses the cognition, perception, social emotional, communication and personality states of the artist, what are we learning from artists with autism?  Are we learning about autism at all through their art, and if so, which facets of their autism?  Are we in fact learning more about the diversity of autism through the array of works by people with autism and how does this stir up fiercely defended old and new stereotypes? Read the rest of this entry »

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