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From the teen whose painting hangs in Prince George’s nursery to the cartoons bought by London’s Tate Modern: Meet some incredible Down syndrome artists
- New York will host an exhibition of works by Down syndrome artists from around the world
- The 26 artists have works in a variety of styles and mediums, and will have their work exhibited on Fifth Avenue
- Tazia Fawley has a painting hanging in Prince George’s nursery, while Lester Magoogan has exhibited at the Tate
- Josie Webster, 18, of Sydney, took up painting almost by accident and has Australian landscapes in the exhibit
- The UK-based group Heart & Sold is behind the exhibition
One of the artists has one of her paintings hanging in Prince George’s bedroom. One has had his cartoons exhibited at London’s Tate Modern.
Another is a Sydney teenager who has been painting for just 18 months but is now selling works around the world.
They are among a collective of 26 artists from the around the world whose works are about to go up for sale in an exhibition which opens next week on Fifth Avenue in New York.
They are the world’s only international collective of artists with Down syndrome, otherwise their artistic talents cover a diverse range of styles and mediums, from line drawings, landscapes in oils, portraits in acrylics, laser cut collages, film-making, photography, jewellery making and watercolours.
The International collective was the idea of UK-based art curator Suzie Moffatt and her photographer husband, Paul Moffatt, together with their creative director friend, Matt Maurer.
In 2007, the Moffats had a son, Max, born with Down syndrome.
‘My reaction and instinct was to combine my interest and experience in the arts with meeting talented individuals with the condition,’ Ms Moffatt said. ‘I discovered there were artists all over the world with Down syndrome’.