The Curiosity Club members have been unable to meet up as a group for several weeks now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, in the mean time my son Kallum and I have found a way to collaborate, making art together that helps Kallum express his experience of lockdown as someone living with autism and learning disabilities.
We are really pleased that this is being supported by New Art West Midlands through their bursary scheme.
There are lots of things that Kallum has found difficult but one in particular is the Thursday evening doorstep clapping. As both a sensory overload and a breach of normal public etiquette Kallum finds it intolerable and has to take refuge at our allotment until the clapping in the street has stopped.
Collage on flattened toilet roll tubes. Kallum and Helen, May 2020