Inspiring Business by Sharing Success

Artwork appeal for official launch of Northamptonshire Neurodiversity Networks

Artwork appeal for official launch of Northamptonshire Neurodiversity Networks

A kaleidoscope of artwork created by people who identify as neurodiverse and their families will be showcased at the launch of Northamptonshire’s first Neurodoversity Hub.

Neurodiversity Networks CIC, formerly known as ADHDwise UK, is seeking artists and art collectors who would like to have their work exhibited or sold during an invitation only opening exhibition on Saturday, 26 February.

The work will be unveiled at the launch of the Community Interest Company’s first Neurodiversity Hub, in Silver Street, Wellingborough and remain on display until August 31.

Former special needs teacher, Jannine Perryman, is appealing for people of all ages to submit work.

She said:

“We are seeking works by neurodivergent people to showcase from Saturday 26th of February. There is no lower or upper age limit. We are aiming for the art exhibition to be as inclusive as possible. We’re hoping to receive a wide variety of art work for this celebratory exhibition of all things neurodiverse.

“The first night, the 26th, is by invite only for the artists, collectors, staff, and invitees of Neurodiversity Networks. From Sunday the 27th of February, the exhibition will open to the public.”

The ‘Splash of Colour’ exhibition will include paintings, photography and poetry submitted from anyone who identifies as neurodiverse (diagnosed or self-identified) or is connected to someone who is neurodiverse.

Jannine added:

“We are looking for work which focuses on one, or more, of the following areas: painting, drawing, photography, digital, print making, written prose or poetry, collage, textiles or stitch or mixed media. We welcome work which is created especially for the exhibition or during the previous two years. We have limited space for podium articles.

 “We hope everyone will join us in this momentous occasion for the neurodiverse community. The opening of the hub in Wellingborough will allow us to offer a range of support and expert services for children and adults with an extensive range of conditions including ADHD, autism and dyslexia, which up until now has been delivered online.”

In order to maximise space for participants, submissions should be no larger than A3 size (290x420mm). Work will ideally need to be framed, in a frame no bigger than A2 in size (420x594mm). Lightweight work can also be mounted (without a frame). Work can be either landscape or portrait.

All framed or mounted submissions must be received by Wednesday, February 16 and dropped off in person to 8 Silver Street, Wellingborough, NN8 1BQ.  Participants are advised to call 01933 222940 first. Photography, with a file size not exceeding 3MB, should be emailed to:  

Neurodiversity Networks CIC is also holding an online launch,  where they will provide details on how they plan to serve the local community, on Tuesday, 22 February.

Jannine added:

“This will be an information session for parents, professionals, neurodiverse young people and supporters of Neurodiversoty Networks.”

People are asked to register their attendance for the online launch here:

< Back