Seeing is Believing was curated and featured the work of the ArtWorks Collective. The exhibition opened up with a pop up event at the Millennium Gallery on Tuesday 8 August 2017.
The exhibition took inspiration from the National Special Olympic Games, which was hosted in Sheffield between 7 - 12 August 2017. Seeing is Believing focused on achievement, self believe, collaborative practice and teamwork. Our artists hoped to challenge people’s perceptions of intellectual disabilities through celebrating the creativity and ambition of the artists involved.
The exhibition also featured the works of; Florence Blanchard, Anthony Bennett, Roanna Wells, Geo Law, Dave Draws, Mandy Payne, Katie Harnett, Masie Paradise Shearring, Sill, David Thomas and Vicky Fong, Loopy's Place and Greg Harris.
The exhibition had over 1400 visitors in just 3 days and all the artwork featured was sold, helping us to raise money to develop the artworks studio.
This event was supported by; Irwin Mitchell, Daler-Rowney, Great Art, LipMate, Sheffield Museums, Sheffield City Council, LA Evans Tree Services, OW Brickwork Ltd, Pebeo, Scola, Bowltech, Bowling Vision, Boston Golf, UK Table Tennis, Signs Express, The University of Sheffield and Special Olympics GB.