Our full time studio programme spans art, design & craft. We resource a long-term journey of engagement working in our studio at Peckham Levels with onsite production facilities for print, textiles and ceramics. Alongside our core studio team, we invite and collaborate with specialist art, design and craft practitioners to contribute to wide ranging studio activity. We challenge the under-representation of people with learning disabilities through our integrated programme of art education, professional development and innovative public programming.
Trifle is the first multidisciplinary design studio in the UK whose work is created by designers with learning disabilities. We have worked with brands worldwide and have created award-winning work for clients including John Smedley, Lush and the V&A Museum. Our work has been exhibited internationally including London, Jakarta and New York. We specialise in creating artwork for product design | illustration | fashion | interiors | textiles | homeware | editorial | advertising. To see more visit www.triflestudio.com
Intoart leads in addressing under-representation of people with learning disabilities in the national craft sector. Our craft studio programme offers opportunities for artists to engage in craft through collaborations with specialist craft studios & individual makers in material innovation. The ‘Intoart Craft Commission’ is central to our programming focused on craft research, development & realisation of new bodies of work through to public display & acquisitions at Collect International Craft Fair at Somerset House.
Our exhibition, events and publishing programme is informed by artists working in the studio at different stages of their careers. Intoart’s public programme includes large scale collection exhibitions, solo shows, group exhibitions, co-commissions and partnerships.
Exhibitions include Block 336, Flat Time House, Copeland Gallery, Somerset House, Victoria and Albert Museum, Poetry Library Southbank Centre, Whitechapel Gallery and internationally at White Columns, New York.
Pioneering in our support for the careers of artists we house 5000 artworks in the ‘Intoart Collection’. A publicly accessible loaning resource for researchers, curators and organisations, the collection is a physical and digital archive of original artworks made over the past 22 years in the Intoart Studio. For more information contact us by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone, 0203 4094542.
Artists Direct Change is Intoart’s groundbreaking leadership and professional development programme that develops, improves and advocates for professional career pathways for visual artists, designers and makers with learning disabilities with tangible outcomes. It’s underpinned by a programme of mentoring to support commissioning; advocacy; critical reflection; writing; documentation and mapping future aspirations. Successes include artists further developing professional networks, scaling up of work; external recognition and profile raising; curator relationships; group and solo exhibition outcomes.
The Artist Direct Change programme shows 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.
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We run an Inclusive Art Foundation learning programme, this alternative art school model is the only programme in the UK committed to art foundation education for young people with learning disabilities aged 18-25yrs. Studio members progress from the Art Foundation through to our core studio programme.