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A Call to Care: Sheryll Catto & Thompson Hall

POSTED: 22 July 2020

Watch our interview with ActionSpace, discussing how Covid-19 has impacted artists with learning disabilities

Since the 1960s, ActionSpace has established a place for artists with learning disabilities in the contemporary art sector. They’re a London-based organisation that supports artists with learning disabilities, and creates opportunities for them to engage with the visual arts. Action Space wants a professional career in the arts to be a realistic option for artists with learning disabilities who have the talent and ambition to pursue this. They’re a leader in this work, with London studios, artist mentoring, and exhibitions at major museum and gallery spaces. We’re proud to work with them.

As part of our interview series A Call To Care, Autograph’s Ali Eisa spoke to Action Space Co-Director Sheryll Catto and artist Thompson Hall about their experiences of the Covid-19 crisis. Like all artists and organisations, Covid-19 has cancelled exhibitions, closed studios, and mandated a radical refocusing of priorities. Watch the interview below as Ali, Sheryll and Thompson delve into finding inspiration in lockdown to create new work – and new ways to care for their community. Keep scrolling to also see new drawings by Thompson Hall, from his new series Lockdown Legacy.

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Lockdown Legacy

See an online exhibition of Thompson Hall’s Lockdown Legacy drawings. This series was supported by an Unlimited Micro-commission


Find out more about Hall

Find out about artist Thompson Hall and see more of his work on Action Space’s website



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All images: Thompson Hall, from Lockdown Legacy , 2020.