The Art of Autism: Dartford’s ‘Spring Exhibition’

“Wow!”  “Fantastic!”  “Amazing!”  “What talent!”  These are just some of the reactions people are having when they visit this exhibition at the Stephen Oliver Studio & Gallery in the Orchards Shopping Centre, Dartford. The exhibition displays over 130 artworks by children and young adults on the autistic spectrum.  The call went out to local schools and individuals to take part.  The result is an exceptional range of work that is as diverse as the contributors.  There are paintings, drawings, sculptures, collages – some small and intimate; some large and collaborative.  Some are eye-poppingly colourful; some are darker and more...

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