Exhibition Activity Day with Helen Mather

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Drop-in Activity

We are celebrating the last day of Martha (Alzheimers Machine III) by Matthew Pickering with a day of drop-in activities delivered by Helen Mather.

In this drop-in workshop we will be making symbols inspired by the exhibition, "Martha (Alzheimers Machine III)”By distorting letters we will create new symbols with hidden meaning. We will be using mixed media and textiles to create our symbols on fabric flags. Open to all ages, this workshop will be a chance to embrace abstract shapes and embellishment on fabric.

No Booking required, however we are asking participants for a donation of £3.

Martha [Alzheimer’s Machine III]

18 May – 6 July 2019

This exhibition brings together video installation work by Matthew Pickering exploring the effect of Alzheimer’s disease on the way we see, interpret and understand the world around us through the eyes of Martha, a fictional character living with Alzheimer’s.

Drawing on research into autobiographical and spatial memory and the behavioural and psychological features of Alzheimer’s, Martha [Alzheimer’s Machine III] weaves together competing and intersecting narratives that present conflicting accounts of Martha’s experiences. Collectively, they examine the complex spaces where autobiographical memory, account, fact and fiction that underpin conscious recollection meet.

Matthew Pickering

Matthew Pickering is an artist based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Working across video, installation and photography, his recent work explores the underlying mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease and its impact on memory, perception and cognitive mapping.

Unfolding in surreal environments, the narratives within his video installations examine the complex intersections of autobiographical memory, account, fact and fiction that underpin conscious recollection.

Graduating from Newcastle University in 2015 with a BA(Hons) in Fine Art, his work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in the North East and across the UK, including ICA, London, The NewBridge Project, Newcastle and HOME, Manchester.


This exhibition is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, as well as Wigan Archives and Local Studies (Wigan Council).




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