Get the Message is a collaborative project between young people with learning disabilities, teachers and artists. The
The project aims to challenge perceptions of disability as a limitation through collaborative activities which champion all forms of communication and self expression. Through encounters with contemporary art practice both in galleries and working with artists, Get the Message offers innovative approaches to working with young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities.
This year, artists Emma McGarry and Adam Walker are working with The Bridge and The Village Schools, looking at the theme of memory. The year will culminate with an exhibition of students’ work and a series of events for schools and families to accompany the exhibition.
Get the Message has been running since 2002 and is currently supported by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Outset Family, David Solomons Charitable Trust, The Goldsmiths’ Company and the Sumner Scholarship Endowment Foundation.
The video to the right was made in 2014 by Hydar Dewachi.