A pop-up display of new photography exploring shared experiences of growing up with long-term health conditions.
Created by young people, the images communicate the challenges they face: experiences of physical and emotional pain, navigating complex personal relationships, how they deal with stigma and the stress of uncertainty that comes through everyday routines of medication and hospital treatment.
The portraits also explore hopes and aspirations: feelings of joy at discovering new passions, hobbies and friends, imagining a positive future of reaching life goals, higher education and dream employment.
This work was made at Autograph in a series of workshops with artist Aida Silvestri. While learning how to use studio lighting and professional camera equipment, the group worked together to create portraits representing their lives in the past, present and future.
Join us at a special late gallery opening to celebrate with the artists. Food and refreshments will be provided. Autograph’s current exhibition Lina Iris Viktor: Some Are Born To Endless Night — Dark Matter will also be open.
This event takes place on World Mental Health Day – a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma #WorldMentalHealthDay
ON THE NIGHT
As part of our Thursday Lates, Autograph’s galleries will be open until 9pm, with free entry.
The pop-up display ME: Past Present Future will be in the Studio on the ground floor. There will be a celebration with the artists, and food and refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome to join us.
Our current exhibition by Lina Iris Viktor will also be open.
WE ARE AN ACCESSIBLE VENUE
Our building Rivington Place is an accessible space with a step-free entrance at street level, and a lift to all floors. Unisex, accessible toilets are located on all floors.
We are happy to help. If you would like to discuss your visit, or have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7749 9200
PART OF OUR LEARNING AND OUTREACH PROGRAMME
For 30 years Autograph has engaged with diverse groups and communities to explore issues of identity, representation, social justice and human rights through photography and film.
At our gallery and in the community, we create welcoming spaces for people to share experiences, make artwork and become inspired by contemporary photographers and our unique archive.
PHOTOGRAPHY AT THIS EVENT
Please note that due to the sensitive themes of this work, photography is not permitted at this event.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Also supported by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Imperial Health Charity, Imperial Health NHS Foundation Trust, and ArtSocial Foundation.