The Intoart Annual 2020 is our first online exhibition. Presenting new work by seventeen artists made in the Intoart Studio throughout 2020, we are proud of the extraordinary breadth and quality of work on display. The exhibition is a testament to the commitment and creative drive of the artists we work with.
For Collect 2020, Intoart presents ceramic works by Mawuna Kattah and her new collaboration with textile practitioner Laura Slater. Their new series of unique textile works embody a strong sense of pattern, mark-making and narrative found in family and personal iconography culminating in large-scale, hand screen-printed linen works.
“Collect is the International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design. With the aim to be showcasing the breadth of makers and making, the Crafts Council is proud to be supporting Intoart at Collect 2020.”
27 February – 1 March 2020
Thu 18.00-21.00 (Private View)
Fri – Sun 11.00-18.00
Strand, London WC2R 1LA
East, South & West Wings
More information and tickets HERE
For our 20th year, Intoart launch ‘Change Your Mind’ a programme of exhibitions and events taking place throughout 2020 in and around Peckham, South London. The programme will present The Room by Andre Williams, The Performance by Ntiense Eno-Amooquaye, The Meal by Mawuena Kattah, The Exhibition at Copeland Gallery, The Design Collection and The Intoart Annual.
The title of our 20th anniversary programme is inspired by the artwork ‘Change Your Mind’ by Andre Williams, whose striking text based works, including ‘It’s a Disaster’, ‘Hard Labour’, ‘Fun’ and ‘Glum’ challenge and entertain with unmatched efficiency and wit.
Our 20 Years programme is an invitation to celebrate artists and artwork that in the words of Andre Williams, really can ‘Change Your Mind’.
Find out more HERE
Intoart at 20 Years
Intoart was founded 20 years ago when co-founders Ella Ritchie and Sam Jones left art college and started the first ever Intoart project in Peckham, South London.
Our ambition then was to build a studio where people with learning disabilities have equality of opportunity to practise as artists. In 2020, based at our fully resourced art and design studio at Peckham Levels, we look forward to sharing work by artists who have built extraordinary bodies of work over many years and have led the way in driving the ambition of the organisation.
Intoart proudly invite you to an exhibition of artworks spanning ceramics, textiles, print, painting and works on paper by members of the Intoart collective made during 2019.
One Night Only – Special event
Tuesday 26 November, 6-9pm
Peckham Gallery on Level 5, Peckham Levels
The show marks the launch of our brand new product collection ‘Hungry For More’ with new homeware, apparel, prints and accessories.
Intoart Editions – Launch Exhibition
To celebrate our new HPV-60 Relief Press we are holding an exhibition of new prints and launching Intoart Editions.
Thursday 20 June
Peckham Levels, 95a Rye Lane, London SE15
Booking essential: firstname.lastname@example.org
Print editions will be on sale including new linocut, screenprint, mono and riso prints.
The purchase of the press was made possible thanks to the generous support and fundraising efforts of two sponsored bike rides by Ian Ritchie (Liverpool – Lille – Leige – London) Catherine Winn and Henry Young (London – Brighton).
Intoart artists have collaborated with online art hub RoomFifty to produce an exclusive 9-strong print collection.
We’ve been bursting to share this project and fantastic set of new works by Andre Williams/ Clifton Wright/ Christian Ovonlen/ Yoshiko Phillips with imagery ranging from abstract portraits to luscious plants.
Our partner for this project, RoomFifty, sell affordable, museum-quality prints by 50 of the best illustrators and designers in the world. Curated by award-winning illustrators and art directors, they have unique access to the best commercial artists working today, and want their work to reach an art buying audience all over the world – whether you’re an art lover or simply looking for a fantastic print for your home
Each artwork is available in four sizes and printed on 240gsm archival-standard paper, using professional, fade-resistant inks to create beautiful prints with incredibly fine detail.
The collection is now available to buy HERE
Prices start at £20.
All products are shipped worldwide.
Artists Direct Change
‘An equal platform for emerging visual artists’
Intoart / 20 years / 2020
Intoart will be 20 years old in 2020
By 2020 we want to share our successes but also question why there remain so many barriers to inclusion for people with learning disabilities in contemporary art programmes and discourses.
In February 2019 Intoart are launching Artists Direct Change, a new programme focused on artists with bodies of work developed over many years practising as artists in the Intoart studio.
The Artist Direct Change programme will show how by investing in artists we can address low expectations, othering and cultural exclusion. We will challenge the presumptive use of the term ‘Outsider’ in relation to people with learning disabilities, learn from, and contribute to contemporary discourses.
The Artists Direct Change (ADC) programme of activity will open up opportunities for individual artistic development and progression routes for people with learning disabilities practising as artists. ADC is Intoart’s first ever professional development programme.
Subscribe to the ADC mailing list to keep track of the programme.
Announcing the Artists Direct Change Steering Group
Comprised of leading professionals in the field of contemporary art, has a key advisory and advocacy role to action how the ADC programme will impact on the visual arts sector / audiences / artists / Intoart.
Melanie Keen, Director/Chief Curator, Iniva (Institute of International Visual Art)
Kirsty Ogg, Director, New Contemporaries
Eliza Gluckman, Deputy Director and Senior Curator, Government Art Collection
Deborah Smith, Head of Programmes (Interim) Serpentine Galleries
Jo Capper, Collaborative Programme Curator, Grand Union
Cheryl Jones, Director, Grand Union
Alessandra Cianetti, Curator, Writer, Founder of performingborders research-platform
Ella Ritchie, Co-founder and Director, Intoart
Sam Jones, Co-founder and Programme Manager, Intoart
“For nearly 20 years, Intoart has been doing incredible work supporting people with learning disabilities, supporting them to operate successfully as practicing artists while challenging society’s perceptions about disability. The Artists Direct Change project is a major new initiative that will significantly increase the visibility and viability of some of these artists. I am proud to be associated with this work and to support Intoart.” Kirsty Ogg, Director, New Contemporaries
“Intoart’s ambition is to create an equal platform for these important emerging voices in the visual arts. It is an exciting time to join this conversation and support the Intoart team as they approach this important milestone”. Eliza Gluckman Senior Curator & Deputy Director, Government Art Collection
Yoshiko Phillips and Mawuena Kattah’s site-specific commission ‘Pots and Podiums’ is currently installed at St Marys Hospital, Paddington the first of two installations with the second installation taking place at Charing Cross Hospital, Hammersmith in March.
Yoshiko Phillips’ bespoke vinyl wall based decals create a series of podiums and plinths in direct conversation with framed prints, drawings and paintings of pots by Mawuena Kattah.
For ‘Pots and Podiums’ Kattah has drawn from a significant body of work, created since joining the Intoart Studio in 2007. Made during her residency in the V&A ceramics studio and shown for the first time are Kattah’s series of six pastel drawings of pots, many drawn directly from works in the V&A collections.
Yoshiko Phillips has a bold, graphic illustrative style full of complex motifs, dazzling colours and engaging characters. For ‘Pots and Podiums’ she has created architecturally scaled, wall based ornaments inspired by gothic and medieval ironwork, masonry and woodwork.
Commissioned by Imperial Health Charity
Intoart artists, Mawuena Kattah, Yoshiko Philips, Philomena Powell, Andre Williams and Clifton Wright have been selected to show works at Peckham Craft Weekend. A curated display of contemporary craft at Peckham’s Copeland Gallery. Showcasing the work of 30+ makers, all works are displayed in thoughtful still lives, mixing medias and giving visitors the chance to imagine how objects might work in their own homes. Private view takes place on Thursday 10 May, exhibition runs through to Sunday 13 May.
For more information about Peckham Craft Weekend click HERE
Copeland Gallery Unit 9I | Copeland Park | 133 Copeland Road | SE15 3SN
The May | June 2018 issue of Crafts Magazine is out now, with a six page feature about Intoart, including the move to our new space at Peckham Levels and a close up look at the work of Ntiense Eno Amooquaye, Mawuena Kattah and Clifton Wright. Published by the Crafts Council and available to buy online or UK wide bookshops, galleries and museums.
For more information and to order click HERE