AN EXHIBITION BY JESS KELLAR
25 MARCH - 25 APRIL 2020
PLEASE JOIN THE ARTIST AND FRIENDS AT THE UNIVERSITY GALLERY
FRIDAY 27 MARCH FROM 5:30PM
Thinking in Pictures aims to visualise the female phenotype of autism spectrum disorder through creative practice. Coinciding with World Autism Day on 2 April, the exhibition seeks to defy myths and stereotypes and bring awareness to the often complex and camouflaged female presentation of ASD. In translating the invisible to visible - whilst promoting the creativity not often associated with being on the spectrum - the exhibition showcases vivid and expressive abstract paintings, detailed drawings, and experimental works, highlighting the rich inner world and workings of a different mind.
Thinking in Pictures is driven by the honours research project of contemporary artist, Jessica Kellar, who has also curated into the exhibition work from Natural History Illustrator, Jemma Gillard, along with a diverse array of female creatives on the spectrum from the University of Newcastle, Aspect Hunter School, and beyond.
World Autism Awareness Day 2 April 2020
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IMAGE: Jess Kellar, Heart It Races 2020, mixed media on canvas, 101.6 x 101.6 cm (detail)
BETH GEORGE AND MICHAEL CHAPMAN
9 JANUARY - 21 MARCH 2020
THURSDAY 19 MARCH 2020 FROM 5:30PM
Commonplace is an exhibition of collaborative drawing projects by Beth George, Michael Chapman and others. The drawings explore the relationships between empathy, embodiment, memory and architectural space and will be undertaken in the gallery space over the course of the exhibition.
Currently lecturing into UON’s School of Architecture and Built Environment, Michael Chapman (Professor) and Beth George (Senior Lecturer) have worked collaboratively on interdisciplinary art-architecture projects that explore the notion of creative practice as a research.
The gallery will become an interactive atelier space with workshops, discussions and an opportunity to observe research in real time and space over the summer months. We will conclude the exhibition with a closing event at the University Gallery on Thursday 19 MARCH from 5:30pm.
Image courtesy of Beth George and Michael Chapman.