Back in June National Rail partnered with us, Guide Dogs, Scope, RAD, Stroke Association and Whizz-Kidz, and recruited artists to take part in a pop-up art exhibition called No Boundaries.

Hundreds of creative artists applied to be part of the exhibition, which is designed to encourage more people to travel, talk and support each other without boundaries. The judges had the tough job of whittling it down to 20 artists, who then travelled to destinations of their choice, using a Railcard, and created pieces of artwork inspired by their experiences.

Artist Clive Mealin, who attends the National Autistic Society’s Artrack service in Gravesend and one of our volunteers, Tamsin Parker, were selected to exhibit their work. 

Tom Purser, Head of Campaigns and Public Engagement at the National Autistic Society, said: “We are delighted to be involved in National Rail’s No Boundaries exhibition. There are around 700,000 autistic people in the UK and an art show is a wonderfully creative way to highlight how autistic people experience the world around them. We hope that the art on display will help to increase public understanding of autism which will bring us a little closer to creating a world that works for autistic people and their families.”  

Jyoti Bird, National Rail’s Marketing Director, explains:
“One of the railway’s key commitments is to help more people take advantage of all of the opportunities that travelling by train opens up. We have teamed up with some great charities to generate awareness of the support that is available for disabled people and their friends and families. Through this exhibition we’re aiming to inspire people to travel, talk and support each other without boundaries.”

Tamsin and Clive with their winning designs

The exhibition will stay at Kings Cross station until 21st August before travelling on to Birmingham New Street Station (24 Aug–15 Sept), Cardiff Central Station (17 Sept-6 Oct), Gatwick (8-28 Oct) and it will end in Edinburgh in November.