Early chronicles Emma Thorp’s personal journey from the extremely premature birth of her son, through hospitalisation, continuing therapies and his diagnosis with autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Offering an honest insight into the impact on her family, this exhibition also celebrates a joy that comes with exposure to an autistic mind. By illustrating her memories, Thorp allows a glimpse into a world that can often be very insular, private and all-consuming.
An exhibition held in conjunction with Queensland Disability Action Week 2021.
SATURDAY 11 SEPTEMBER –
TUESDAY 9 NOVEMBER 2021
Image: Emma Thorp, Stereotypical behaviours 2018, synthetic polymer paint and coloured pencils on Saunders Waterford 300gsm. Courtesy of the artist.