News, Events and Launches
Exhibition - Oxford University
This exhibition of painting brings together two bodies of work, 'Transitions' and 'Memories'. Thematically the work references Mahlia's year spent living in and travelling through Colombia, Guatemala and New York, and her own emotional journey following her late autism diagnosis in 2015 and its imapcct on her art and life.
Social art project 'Around the World in 80 Washing Lines' wins 'Best Education Project' at the Reading Cultural Awards! The project, noted for its 'autism-friendly' sensory-immersive exhibition, engaged with people of all ages and backgrounds.
Autism Art in Hospitals
‘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’.
ACE 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: 16-30th Sep
The Curve, Slough: 7-30th Oct
Menier Gallery, London: 20th Nov –2nd Dec
Sir John Madejski opens workplace art scheme, 'Alternate viewpoints'
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. More info about scheme
Kathmandu Calling! Art on Nepal, for Nepal
Mahlia's two venue solo exhibition was attended by 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 volunteering in Nepal and the subsequent earthquakes. It highlights Nepal's rich culture, beautiful people and astounding landscapes - and ultimately started a dialogue on the country. See collection