Creative Differences – Exploring Art and Autism

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Creative Differences – Exploring Art and Autism

I am so pleased to announce that I will be taking part in ‘Creative Differences’; An online auction and exhibition. The aim of the event is to raise funds for ‘Autistica’ a UK based autistic charity.

The auction will take place on 13th October 2020 from 19:00 GMT via Zoom. This is an exclusive opportunity to support a vibrant charity in addition to the arts. Artists and makers have been hit incredibly hard during COVID so it’s great to feel supported by Autistica. By buying a unique artwork, you are advocating for the artist and funding a charity that gives so much to the autistic community. Continue reading “Creative Differences – Exploring Art and Autism”

Artistic and Autistic

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Artistic and Autistic An Exhibition at King’s College London (Postponed due to COVID-19)

Artistic and Autistic is an exhibition of work by autistic artists and explores what Autism means to them. As the exhibition has been postponed I have decided to showcase details of the prints ‘The Space Separating’ rather than the full images.

I gained a formal diagnosis in 2016 after receiving counselling in response to stress. I soon realised that the stress and anxiety I was feeling was provoked by having an ‘atypical neurology’ or ‘different’ brain function in a ‘neurotypical’ world.

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Discover – Autistica

Autistica Discover Conference 2019

I am excited to announce that I will be showing new work at the 2019 Autistica Discover conference.

‘Discover is the first national network for autism research, connecting researchers with autistic people, families and professionals.’ – Autistica

The 2019 Autistica Discover conference is being held at the Reading University on the 27th of June and tickets can be purchased here.

The work I will be showcasing at Discover 2019 will bring to life aspects of my own ‘self’. The works will be a truly intimate self-portrait; exploring narratives of communication, functionality and the basic human need for empathy.

Jane Elizabeth Bennett MRI Scan
Jane Elizabeth Bennett MRI Scan

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Alpha Theta at the Old Biscuit Factory

Dream Dissociation One Screen-printed Handmade Book Autistica Discover

Alpha Theta at the Old Biscuit Factory

I have had the best experience exhibiting new work in ‘Alpha Theta‘ at the Old Biscuit Factory.  Art Number 23 has been a pleasure to work with and I look forward to collaborating with them in the future.

Alpha Theta at the Old Biscuit Factory

Alpha – Theta showcased two new books ‘Dream Dissociation One‘ and ‘Dream Dissociation Two‘. Each book is a self-portrait made from three-dimensional scans of my face taken during the summer. They were then translated into screen prints and carefully folded and bound.

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