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Paint Me This Way! An exhibition of portraits by Susan Carr

12 July 2017 | 10.00 am - 9 September 2017 | 5.00 pm

| Free

This exhibition shows how portraiture can be used to help individuals rediscover and celebrate their identity, even when facing the greatest challenges. It comprises 29 painted portraits, 6 sculptures and 80 collages, all designed collaboratively with 7 patients living with severe illness.

Artist Susan Carr used her recent PhD to explore portrait therapy – a way of using art to resolve disrupted identities in patients living with life threatening or chronic illnesses. Carr paints portraits as a way of helping individuals retell their own stories and share them with the world.

During the exhibition a self-portrait ‘art station’ will be provided, to encourage visitors (both young and old) to draw their own self-portraits.  These will be added to a ‘wall of portraiture’ at the gallery, so come along and have a go!

A Portrait Trail activity sheet will also be available for young children, offering further learning activities & interaction with the portraits.

Twitter: @portraitsrus1


Bohemian Rhapsody by Susan Carr


There are a number of events associated with this exhibition.  Please click on the links for more information.

Free lunchtime talk – Friday 14 July, 12.30pm-1pm

An Introduction to Portrait Therapy with Susan Carr – Thursday 20 July, 7.30-8.30pm

Free Drop-in Children and Grandparents Portrait Workshop – Saturday 22 July, 10.30am-12noon

Free Drop-in Children and Grandparents Portrait Workshop – Wednesday 2 August, 10.30am-12noon

Free lunchtime talk – Friday 1 September, 12.30pm-1pm


12 July 2017 | 10.00 am
9 September 2017 | 5.00 pm
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