Amanda Sutton at The Festival of the Brain 2023

Amanda Sutton is the Director of Venture Arts an award-winning visual arts charity based in Hulme, Manchester.

“Our vision is a world in which people with learning disabilities are empowered, celebrated, included and valued in the arts, culture and society.

Our mission is to shape a new cultural landscape where people with learning disabilities reach their potential as artists, curators, critics, audiences, participants and advocates.”

The Festival of the Brain took place on March 11th 2023 at The Whitaker Museum and Art Gallery Rawtenstall. This day long festival featured a variety of guest speakers each of whom presented different areas of expertise and viewpoints all relating to aspects and ideas of the brain.  

The festival took place during Clements solo show ‘Everyone In This Room is Connected to Everyone in this Room’ at the gallery (Feb 24 – May 7 2023) where she explored visual representations of the brain alongside AR and AI interactions and films.

Filming by LGBTV

Edited by Jo Clements