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The Museum of Monotropism

The Museum of Monotropism is coming to Todmorden

From March 23rd until May 19th, The Museum of Monotropism will be at the Folklore Centre, Todmorden. 

Location: Folklore Centre, 65 Halifax Road, Todmorden, OL14 5BB

Dates: Saturday 23rd March to Saturday 19th May, 2024

Opening Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 10am to 3pm; Saturday 10am-4pm.

Admission free


Artist talk and private view: Saturday, 23rd March, 4pm to 6pm 

Booking is required for the artist talk and private view – Booking page

Please note that the exhibition will be open to the public from 10am on Saturday 23rd March.

Flyer with images of 2 embroidered sculptures - a plant like a venus fly trap but with a human eye instead of a flower, and a yellow buttercup-like flower. The text is all written out in the post.

The Museum of Monotropism is an immersive installation that weaves together embroidery, mixed media, and found objects, creating a living museum that reflects my autistic brain. Through my special interests in folk magic and natural history, the exhibition explores autistic ways of perceiving and interacting with the world, centred around the concept of “Monotropism.” Monotropism describes the way that the autistic brain tends to focus very intensely on one or two passionate interests, and struggles to process things outside these “attention tunnels”. While this brings challenges, it also gives autistic people a unique perspective on the world, and immersion in one’s special interests can be a source of immense comfort and calm. Through the Museum, I aim to give a nuanced depiction of autism from an autistic perspective.

Access information provided on the event page - click "find out more".

My current work is entitled The Museum of Monotropism, a mixed media installation about my experiences as an autistic person. The installation is an ongoing, evolving project, but was most recently presented as part of the Neuk Collective group exhibition at Custom Lane Gallery, Leith.

Close up of most of the pieces can also be viewed on the Embroidery page

With thanks to Albie Clark for the photographs

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