Facebook post by University for the Creative Arts - UCA

UCA BA (Hons) Fine Art student Annie Crawford’s art helped her find her voice. Annie's practice is inspired by ‘Pre-speech’ — the internal formation of letters and words before they become external speech — it is informed by her experience of Autism and Selective Mutism. With her vibrant artwork, full of shape, colour and texture, Annie Crawford is making a statement. And it has extra power because, as someone with autism and selective mutism, she hasn’t spoken a word since she joined UCA two years ago. Annie said "Ever since I started at UCA, I’ve had assistance from the learning support team. I have a support plan in place and work with a learning support assistant. They’ve also helped me to get DSA (Disabled Student Allowance). Through DSA I’ve been able to get specialist one-to-one mentoring, specialist one-to-one study skills support, specialist equipment and software for recording lectures and making notes. It means I can access my course more effectively." Read more about Annie's practice, her time at UCA and how her autism and selective mutism both affects and inspires her: http://bit.ly/3rc1UPv #WeareUCA #MakersofUCA #fineart #creative #illustration #art #artist #contemporaryart #artwork #painting #modernart #artoftheday #artsy #sketch #drawing #sketchbook #draw #sculpture #autism #mutism #autismawareness #asd #selectivemutism #sensorydisorder
How art helped Annie find her voice l.facebook.com

Informed by her experience of Autism and Selective Mutism, UCA Fine Art student Annie Crawford’s work makes a powerful statement.