Conjunction Exhibition 2015

“Conjunction was an inspiring piece, documenting incredible work. The collection of words, pictures, photographs and video played with the soundscapes easily filled the whole environment, transporting me to all the wonderful locations in the imagery. The surround shape of the exhibit worked really well to help the audience actively explore between the two screens. The sounds and noises coming from the multiple speakers continued to impress me with subtle vibrations and rumbles, a moving sensory experience. Thank you for memories that will be with me for as long as I am about”

– 9/11/15 Joseph Robson –

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Conjunction: 9th-19th November 2015

Part of our New Worlds project funded by Arts Council England, through Grants for the Arts, Conjunction was an immersive installation which combined soundscape from sound artist Jack Burton with projections from Alison Walton-Robson.

The exhibition was a reflection on the creative journey of Learning Disabled artists, who have been exploring and challenging perceptions of their contribution to mainstream art and culture through their involvement in Headway Arts’ New Worlds Project.

New Worlds aligned with Headway Arts’ Come Together Project, funded by The Big Lottery Reaching Communities, offers Northumberland a comprehensive, high quality artistic programme which champions and supports the full participation of learning disabled artists in the cultural life of their communities.

Alison Walton-Robson, Creative Director at Headway Arts explained: ‘with Conjunction, we are using space as a metaphor and invite the viewer to take time to listen and look beyond their usual horizons, to think about our imagery and question their own expectations. We are creating an intimate space within Headway ArtSpace for this to happen – an interesting platform for learning disabled creatives to be seen, talked about and their voices heard.’


What they said

“Great to see the process unfold within a beautiful installation environment.”

“Very relaxing and atmospheric. Enjoyable.”

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of all our funders which currently includes:

  • Arts Council England
  • Blyth Town Council
  • Community Foundation
  • Edward Gostling Foundation – RW Mann Trust – Shears Foundation
  • Erasmus+
  • Great Northumberland
  • Hadrian Trust – High Sheriff of Northumberland – Rothley Trust
  • Heritage Fund
  • National Lottery Community Fund
  • Northumberland County Council
  • Postcode Community Trust
  • Sir James Knott Trust
  • The 1989 Willan Trust – Wellesley Trust
  • the Coalfields Regeneration Trust