'Life on a Spectrum' Art Exhibition
Exhibition ‘Life on a Spectrum’ is a compelling and interactive art experience that celebrates autism and neurodiversity. It has been shown at Bracknell's South Hill Park, as well as with various galleries online. It is supported by Arts Council England.
Arts Council funding Awarded to explore Neurodiversity and the Arts in New York
Mahlia has been awarded the highly competitive ‘Developing your Creative Practice’ (DYCP) grant by the Arts Council England to go to New York to build new relationships, receive mentorship and collaborate with other autistic artists. The aim was to continue creating arts-led advocacy work around neurodiversity, that openly translates a positive message in impactful and accessible ways.
Autism Art in Hospitals
Mahlia’s autism collection ‘On a Spectrum – an exploration of Asperger’s syndrome’ is currently touring and being shown at St Mark’s hospital in Maidenhead, Berkshire, alongside select pieces of Mahlia's mixed media body of work ‘Autismo 25’.
Grant Awarded for #80WashingLines!
Team Amatina are pleased to announce the following dates for social art project ‘Around the World in 80 Washing Lines’:
- The Riverside Museum, Reading: 16th-30th Sep
- The Curve, Slough: 7th-30th Oct
- Menier Gallery, London: 20th Nov–2nd Dec
Reading's Year of Culture Award Won
As part of Reading’s Year of Culture celebrations, Team Amatina have bought 6 pieces of washing line art from the ‘Around the World in 80 Washing Lines’ project into Reading’s launderettes.
By bringing the exhibition into the local community, art is being made accessible to those who may not typically engage with the arts, or have the opportunity to visit a gallery.
Based around the theme ‘Art in Unusual Places’, the project is quickly gaining traction with recent features on the BBC News and Radio.
Sir John Madejski officiates opening of Mahlia's Innovative Workplace Art Scheme
Mahlia’s workplace art scheme 'Alternate Viewpoints' was unveiled at healthcare company Solutions4Health in Reading. The scheme is aimed at creating a visually stimulating environment for staff to work in and enhance creative and lateral thinking, as well as employee engagement.
Art on Nepal, for Nepal
Mahlia's solo exhibition across two locations in Reading, had a launch night that featured: The Mayor of Reading, Cllr Sarah Hacker; The Head of the Gurkha Society Reading, Ram Galami and Associate. The show was inspired by Mahlia's time spent volunteering in Nepal and the subsequent earthquakes. It highlighted Nepal's rich culture, beautiful people and astounding landscapes - and ultimately started a dialogue on the country.
Self-taught Abstract Colourist, Mahlia Amatina creates art with a story behind each painting. Influenced by colour & narrative, Mahlia adds her own unique take on Abstraction.