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)