The Visual History of Seizures is part of the 2016 Being Human Festival and offers audiences the chance to see historic and modern images of epileptic conditions and to listen to a variety of fascinating stories about them. It will take place from 2-5pm on Friday 18th November.
The exhibition features work from contemporary artists GUS CUMMINS and SUSAN ALDWORTH as well as historic images and artwork produced by the charitable organisation ARTHOUSE Meath.
At 2pm the gallery opens to public viewing of images depicting seizure conditions over the last 200 years.
From 3-4pm there will be a series of talks:
Martin Willis will introduce the event and speak briefly about Victorian seizure conditions.
Megan Leitch will offer a view on sleeping states and neurology from the medieval world.
Bristol-based artist, Gus Cummins, will discuss the contemporary epilepsy artwork he has on show.
Becky Schneider, founder of art therapy charity ARTHOUSE Meath, will speak about that project.
Poet Ailbhe Darcy will respond to the images in verse.
From 4-5pm there will be a drinks reception and time for discussion and further contemplation of the art. The gallery, talks and reception are free to all participants in possession of a ticket.
DIRECTIONS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Williams Court can be found on Trade Street. As you proceed down Trade Street from the main road the entrance is on the left (a large set of gates opposite the Trade Street Cafe). There is some limited parking in the Court itself and also a lot of on-street parking. The exhibition will take place in Building 10, which is to the left when entering the court. You will see posters for the exhibit outside the door. The exhibition room is up a flight of stairs, and there is not, unfortunately, a lift or disabled access.