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Talk with Jon Adams – artist and neurodivergent activist
2nd November 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
You can either join our talk with Jon via Zoom from your own home or you can join us at St Mary’s Church in Andover for a screening and live talk with Jon, followed by a private view of the exhibition at The Chapel.
Jon is both a contemporary artist, advocate and researcher. He makes a variety of work in many differing media including sound, drawing and performance, often referencing his autism, synaesthesia and dyslexia, all interwoven with history, science, time and his past experiences.
He advocates for the rights of neurodivergent people to fully access the arts, funding, health care and relevant research. Neurodivergent is defined as a person who is not neurotypical, including, but not limited to all Autistic people, ADHD, Tourette’s, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, synaesthesia, PTSD, Bipolar etc.
At this event Jon will talk about his own experiences, what it means to be neurodivergent and how art has helped him to cope with the world around him. He will also outline the steps he believes we need to take in order to make neurodivergent people more able to participate and succeed in arts and culture.
The event will be held with an audience at the venue (St Mary’s Church, Andover) and online via Zoom. Jon will be speaking from his home and CAS will be fielding questions at the venue.
This talk is the start of our work in making CAS and arts in North Hampshire more accessible to neurodivergent people. It will be a fantastic chance for neurodivergent people to have their say, explore some of the opportunities that art can provide and for educators, healthcare professionals and parents to learn more about the world of the neurodivergent.
This is a free event but we are asking people to donate (if they can) to our neurodivergent programme which we hope will make art more accessible to neurodivergent people in future.