Open Call #11: Neurodiverse Artists

Mon – Sat, 9am – 4pm

Norfolk Street Arts

An exhibition of work by neurodiverse artists.

After completing her MA at North School of Art in 2023 Debbie Todd has thrived in her professional practice. Focusing her photography on socially engaged projects, she shoots campaigns around marginalised communities. One of her campaigns was a UK-wide campaign for the Child Organ Donation Campaign in association with Red Sky Foundation and Fujifilm. The work on display is a selection from the series The Meaning of Being Different.

Nadia Thompson (nee Zedan) is a contemporary artist whose art is expressive and often abstract in nature. Self-taught, she prefers to create instinctively, drawing inspiration from her thoughts and feelings as she paints. Music and movement often take centre stage in her practice as she layers a variety of mixed media into her paintings. Her pieces often speak to injustices and hardship within the world.

Claire White is a textile artist who loves producing work that is both decorative and traditional in its look but with a subversive social twist. Claire is a disabled artist and this informs their themes and practice. Recently much of Claire’s work has been around body shame. Using body prints or drawings from self portraits to create the backbone of paintings before sewing into them giving them text and statements for discussion.

Hills Art Centre 17 – 18 Waterloo Place Sunderland SR1 3HT

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12 February—10 March 2024


  • Mon 9am – 4pm
  • Tue 9am – 4pm
  • Wed 9am – 4pm
  • Thu 9am – 4pm
  • Fri 9am – 4pm
  • Sat 9am – 4pm
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