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SCLD and Project Ability present our ‘Summer Series’ of art

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Earlier this year SCLD commissioned nine Project Ability artists to create a range of icons and illustrations which represented what human rights meant to them.

Some of the artwork was initially displayed as a ‘human rights mural’ to mark Scottish Learning Disability Week 2022 and its human rights theme.

We also wanted to use the artwork to update the SCLD website visuals and incorporate the icons and illustrations across a range of new marketing materials, in line with the SCLD’s brand.

The 9 artists involved were:

The artists all worked together in the Project Ability studio with tutor Jason Davis. They talked together about initial ideas and inspiration for the work as well as looking at the SCLD branding and colours. They also discussed possible techniques that they might use to create the illustrations.

We asked for a visual representation of:

  • What human rights mean for people with learning disabilities
  • Writing reports
  • People having meetings and working together
  • People with learning disabilities having a voice.

Each artist then created their own set of illustrations in response to this.

Introducing our ‘Summer Series’

Over the next 7 weeks, SCLD and Project Ability will be presenting each artist’s final set of illustrations along with their personal inspiration and thoughts behind the project. This will be our ‘Summer Series’, displaying the range of artwork inspired by the human rights theme and giving you a insight into the creative process behind the icons and illustrations.

Make sure to follow Project Ability and SCLD on social media for the latest updates! You can also join the SCLD mailing list here.

We are delighted with the artwork that this commission has produced and are excited for you to meet the artists and find out about the inspiration behind the work. Thank you Project Ability for making this possible!

Get in touch

If you have an idea for a project or commission then Project Ability would love to hear from you! Please email to get in touch.