Browse beautiful prints and fun, unique cards designed at Artbox London, a social enterprise showcasing and nurturing art by people with learning disabilities.
Artbox London is part gallery where art is exhibited and sold, part studio where artists take part in workshops to hone their techniques. All together it’s a space opening up the arts to people with learning disabilities, helping them gain financial independence and inviting them into a welcoming community.
There are also opportunities for artists outside of Artbox London HQ through trips to cultural spaces in London, such as galleries, museums and libraries. These trips are a chance for the artists to get inspiration, spend time in each other’s company and in some cases, build the confidence to visit these places on their own.
Half of the money from every sale goes to the artist behind that piece of work, with the other half funding the workshops and trips they run.
So, choose a piece of art from Artbox London and it will be a talking point for both its great design and brilliant backstory.
After running an art class for people with learning disabilities, Madeline Alterman recognised that the community could benefit from a gallery and workshop space.
She wanted to give artists with learning disabilities opportunities to express themselves and be involved in the art world, as well as help get their artwork and talents noticed by a wider audience.
So in 2011, following a short course with the School for Social Entrepreneurs, Madeline set up Artbox London. She’s been fostering the artistic and life skills of disabled artists at the Islington studio ever since.