Autistic Art is an art therapy program designed to showcase and support creatures from people living with autism who have extraordinary visual expression tools. Hajnalka Tarr is an artist; in his research, he realized that similarities between contemporary autonomous artists and creators with autism appear to be visual and formative. Based on this recognition, with the support of the Smile Home Foundation (later the Autistic Art Foundation), an art therapy program has been established, which has been operating continuously since 2010.
In practice, this program is provided by residential homes for disabled youth as a development service for people with autism. Creators work with different tools, especially on a flat surface. The subject of their interest is the relationship between colors, pattern and structure. Surfaces and textures are also a recurring theme. This is an instinctive visual communication process; which does not serve the processing of memories, past experiences or imitation of the seen environment. Rather, it is a perception-based process based on sensory stimulation to reveal an extremely original visual representation system. Therapy works as a service. It is not profit oriented, the goal is to develop young people. However, this does not preclude using such exciting visual information sets to create a product that can draw attention to the exciting world of people with autism.
In 2010, Hajnalka Tarr, a professional artist, started occupations in 2 Miskolc dwelling houses. Today, 6 art works in the home.
The main purpose of the art program is therapy and talent management. As a result, creatures with autism who have not been able to live independently live in a residential home, yet have exceptional visual expression devices.
Since 2010, the Foundation's annual charity auctions include artworks (also) under a hammer, and the amount they receive supports the survival of their homes.
However, the most important thing is the social shaping effect. Therefore, we show that people with autism have their strengths in addition to their difficulties. Their creations have their place in contemporary art galleries, art festivals or museums. Our artists have been introduced to the Hungarian National Gallery and the Art Market Budapest, among others.
The Autistic Art Drawing Collection counts more than 10,000 pieces.
The most outstanding graphics have been promoted by Autistic Art brand products since 2014.
The Autistic Art brand presents the creations of people with autism to the world. To make the world meet with them, with their creators and drawings, get a little better understanding of them and have the opportunity to support their future. We will create a circle that will make the world of people with autism more beautiful, healthier, more secure, and happier for everyone. Because the artwork itself helps, but comes out of the houses, it becomes valuable through Autistic Art products and this value can be funded. Money can be recycled to autistic homes to create even better conditions for creation and life. And last but not least, you are involved with those involved. This is one of the rare cases when money is happening to everyone. Whoever gives it, and whoever gets it. We want to show that high-quality, lovable objects and products can be born with the help of people with autism who are often invisible but supportive and understandable to society. To this end, we work with excellent designers, but we also love to cooperate with other social enterprises to continuously expand our range of products.