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Sat, 23 Mar



Tzipporah Johnston- Museum of Monotropism

An exhibition exploring autistic experience... Artist's talk followed by private view for ticket holders.

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Tzipporah Johnston- Museum of Monotropism
Tzipporah Johnston- Museum of Monotropism

Time & Location

23 Mar 2024, 16:00 – 18:00

Todmorden, The Folklore Centre, 65, Halifax Road


About the event

The Museum of Monotropism is an immersive installation that weaves together embroidery, mixed media, and found objects, creating a living museum that reflects the artist’s autistic brain. Through Tzipporah’s 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. Tzipporah’s installation presents a nuanced depiction of autism from an autistic perspective, told through her passionate collecting and delicate, precise embroideries.

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Access Information

The exhibition has also been designed with accessibility in mind. Visitors to the exhibition can borrow sensory supports such as ear defenders, sensory backpacks, and reading aids, and supporting materials will be available in multiple formats. A visual story will also be available for visitors.

We have created a dedicated access page which will be updated with more information closer to the exhibition opening.

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