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Chailey Heritage School pupils test award-winning accessible painting invention

28 March 2018

Students from Hanbury Department took part in a special art workshop at Fabrica, Brightons centre for contemporary art. They were testing the enAball, an award-winning invention by a group of University of Brighton students, which allows wheelchair users the opportunity to express their creativity through art.

The portable and adaptable painting device uses the latest in 3D printing technology. Once attached to the artist’s wheelchair, it follows their movements allowing the individual to paint independently, while having a removable paint cavity to allow for easy colour changing, maintenance and cleaning.

The students started by free painting to get them used to the enABall before progressing to ‘join-the-dot’ templates that really tested coordination before finally collaborating on very large shared canvas.

The workshop with Chailey is part of DRAWIn, a three-day international festival for live drawing performance organized by Draw to Perform and hosted by Fabrica Gallery in collaboration with South East Dance and Left Bank.

Find out more about the DRAWin Festival here

Thank you to 'The Process' the team behind the eNAball, Ram for organising the workshop and credit to Manja Williams for photos.

Read more about the eNAball here

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