Sun Trees, Sarah McGreevy (detail)

Artists First is a group of disabled artists with learning difficulties. We believe that as a group we can support each other and that we can do powerful work together; things that we could not do alone.

Celebrating 30 years of Artists First

We all have great stories to tell of how art has helped us. Watch this film featuring the artists to find out about who we are and what we do. Then explore further.

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Into the future

November 4, 2021

Artists First will go through some big changes in 2022. This will be a busy year of showing and selling our work and planning for the future of all the artists.

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Our latest book

May 26, 2018

Combining images and a timeline of key moments in Artists First history, this is a beautifully produced guide to the group for people new to the group as well as long-time fans. Order your copy now.

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Six films about Artists First

January 2021

Six films about Artists First have been made to tell share the history, influences and impact of Artists First. Watch them all online.

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Big Yellow Storage

Thanks Big Yellow!

June 2, 2021

Thanks to Big Yellow Storage we've been able to keep our work safe.

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In the next year we want to have more exhibitions and reach more people. Your donation will help us achieve this.

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Limited edition prints

Some of our most popular artwork is available as prints.

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