Thinking In Pictures | Exhibition Opening
Friday, 27 March 2020, 05:30 pm
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, Jess 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.
EXHIBITION DATES 25 MARCH - 25 APRIL
Image: Jess Kellar, Heart It Races 2020, mixed media on canvas, 101.6 x 101.6 cm (detail)