As part of our next exhibition ‘Asperger’s, Science/Art’, artist Jon Adams will be giving a talk about his work and will run two workshops that allow the public to gain a greater understanding of his work and how Asperger’s syndrome can be both a gift and a disability.
Saturday 1st Feb, 3pm
Workshops: “Layers of our Lives”
Monday 3rd Feb, 2 – 4pm
Tuesday 4th Feb, 2 – 4pm
Maximum 10 participants + Carers where appropriate
Booking required: please phone Anthea or Robert for more details and to book places (groups of & individuals welcome, 16 years +, free of charge)
The workshops will explore how to produce a graphic representation of everyday ordinary data by creating a time-line in a geological field diary format.
A lot of people keep a diary to record key events or important things to remember. This workshop will focus on showing you how to mark events, from the seemingly insignificant to the life-changing, in a visual way by mapping a single day, a week, a month or whatever time period you choose. Previous workshop participants have created graphics from single events such as a trip to the Isle of Wight through to mapping the whole Dr Who series.
Jon Adams is a trained geologist, a collector of objects that remind him of important memories, who systemizes and uses geological metaphor to create the imagery seen in his exhibition. He is keen to share his love of autobiostratigraphy (translation: Your Life-time Time-line) to enable participants to create layers relating to their own story or interests in a graphic way.
About the Artist:
International Artist Jon Adams’ fine art practice draws upon a wide range of materials and processes which include photography, video, sound recording and digital sound and visual manipulation, 3D installations, traditional sculpture and illustration. Jon is currently a Research Fellow in Disability Arts within the Faculty of CCi at the University of Portsmouth. His work includes themes of hidden disability and positive dyslexia and Asperger’s awareness combined with a subversive or geological context.