28 FEB – 31 MAR 2020

Curated by Ali Eisa and Lucy Keany

About the project

Ways of Being shares approaches to inclusion and art-making, focused on issues of visibility and disability. 

Set against a backdrop of austerity and increased hardship towards disabled people, Autograph has spent two years collaborating with groups and artists exploring identity through experiences of disability and neurodiversity.

We're now opening up our gallery to those collaborations for a month of exhibitions, workshops, screenings, events and interventions. 

This project is in development, keep scrolling for a preview of what's being planned. 


Rivington Place

In Development

This project is in development at Autograph.

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From a family SEND workshops at Autograph

As We Are But Not As You Know Us

28 February – 14 March

Katriona Beales has been working with Autograph to create fun, sensory family workshops for children with SEND (special educational needs and disabilities).

For Ways of Being, Beales will use the gallery to create a large installation expanding on the activities she has developed for these workshops. Visitors to our Family SEND Workshops and workshop open days will be able to shape their own fantastical environments and identities into a film, which will be screened in the gallery.
Young People from Mouth That Roars

Mouth that Roars: A Different Way of Seeing

17 – 21 March

Mouth That Roars is a youth media organisation which was set up with the sole purpose of training young people in film production who wouldn’t ordinarily have access to media resources.

Members of their autism and SEN groups are working with Autograph to create films, each of which will be screened in an immersive 3-way installation in the gallery.  

Courtesy Submit To Love Studios / Headway East London, 2019.
Courtesy Submit To Love Studios / Headway East London, 2019.

Submit to Love Studios: Common Threads

24 – 28 March

Submit to Love Studios is home to a collective of self-taught artists based at Headway East London - all of whom have survived brain injuries. We have been working with the studio for two years.

They're taking over the gallery at Autograph for an exhibition of 20 artists from Submit To Love Studios, who have made work in response to photographs from Autograph's archive.

Also on display will be portraits of the artists by photographer Leon Foggitt, and a film about Submit to Love Studio by filmmaker Posy Dixon.

We'll be announcing more events soon, including an opening night event, choir performance, and artist talks.
Rivington Place, home of Autograph

Accessibility at AUTOGRAPH

Everyone is welcome at Autograph. Our building Rivington Place is an accessible space with a step-free entrance at street level, and a lift to all floors. Unisex, accessible toilets are located on all floors.

Download our Accessibility Guide for detailed access information about our venue and transport.

Autograph is currently working to improve access to our building and exhibitions, and to provide more access information on our website.

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Ways of Being is part of EXPLORERS, a three-year programme of art and conversation led by Project Art Works in partnership with with Autograph ABP Fabrica, De La Warr Pavilion, MK Gallery, National Institute for Experimental Arts UNSW, Photoworks and Tate Liverpool.


Supported using public funding by Arts Council England
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England
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Also supported by EXPLORERS Project
Also supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Images, from top: 1,4-5) Courtesy Submit To Love Studios / Headway East London, 2019. 2) From a family SEND workshops at Autograph. 3) Courtesy Mouth That Roars, 2019. 6) Rivington Place, home of Autograph. Photograph by Zoe Maxwell