A collaborative project developed by artist Guy Fredericks, Studio A, Dr Chloe Watfern, and MAG&M, Bleeding Hearts and Morning Glory is a socially engaged exhibition that encourages people with intellectual disabilities to participate in conversations about climate change. The project engages neurodivergent people across the Northern Beaches involved in climate action, caring for country, tending local gardens, and working with community groups focused on climate solutions.
During the initial phase of the project, Guy and Chloe are collaborating with a local organisation, Bushlink, to conduct a series of artmaking workshops in which climate concerns will be discussed and addressed through making art objects. These workshops will form the basis of Guy’s art-making process – culminating in the exhibition at MAG&M.
Studio A is a studio for professional artists with intellectual disability. The organisation aims to assist artists with intellectual disability to overcome the barriers that prevent them from accessing the conventional education and professional development pathways that are needed to be successful and renowned visual artists.