Date: Saturday, 10th – Saturday, 24th March 2018, Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
Opening: Friday, 9th March, 7-9pm
Location: The W OR M, 11 Castle Street, Aberdeen, AB11 5BQ
This event is produced by Jessica Barrie and is part of the W OR M / OPEN programme.
Afferent is a new body of work exploring the purposeful relations Autistic individuals have with objects, particularly in the home environment. The work looks to highlight the value and importance that can be placed on objects, specifically considering their sensory possibilities through form, texture and perception. As not only an artist and designer, but also the sibling of an individual with Autism, Ellie has drawn on personal experiences to inform this new work, whilst also bringing knowledge from her professional background supporting individuals with Autism and complex needs.
Ellie Turner is a designer and artist based in Aberdeen. She graduated from Gray’s School of Art in 2016 and since has won many awards including the Absolut Emerging Designer Award, the Great Northern Graduate Award, and was invited to a selected graduate showcase at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair in Manchester.
The work has been funded by Aberdeen City Council and Creative Scotland.