Things That Make Us Happy

Collaboration, Kensington Queensmill School students, Age 19

  • Mixed media
  • Acrylic paint, glue, card, plastic, glitter and love on paper canvas
  • 1580(w) 2000(h) 0.1(d) mm

Kensington Queensmill is a school for autistic people from reception to post 16. We asked our students what kind of things make them happy. Surprisingly, most of the answers matched five elements: to pop and smash balloons, bubbles, cars, messy play and action painting. The teachers used these elements creatively to transform all these art activities into a fantastic collage created by our students. The collage gathers these little things that cheer us up, celebrating creativity, learning, neurodiversity and joy.

Currently on free display at the RA