So often when we hear talk about opportunities for people with PMLD in the community there is sometimes a sense that there isn’t much available for them and what is out there isn’t always purposeful or meaningful to them. I would ask that you take time to visit the current exhibition titled Your Art World at the National Galleries in Edinburgh. Here you will find Freestyle, a display by young artists with PMLD whose artwork is part of a larger exhibition.
“I think for Maddie just being herself, and for me it was nice to have a feeling of belonging”
This mothers quote captures what opportunities like this mean to these families and demonstrates what can be achieved by working together. The National Galleries of Scotland: Modern One and Pamis have been working together over the last few years and this partnership has created ongoing opportunities for people with PMLD that are now part of what the wonderful team at the galleries do. The opportunity given by the galleries last summer to the families to participate in the current exhibition highlights what can be achieved by working together. This exhibition is not only a wonderful display of amazing artwork by people with PMLD, it is a celebration of how working together to create a more inclusive society provides a sense of belonging for those who often feel marginalised.
For more about the exhibition please click on the link https://app.smartify.org/groups/your-art-world-t9bso