Exhibition Review. Mr A Moves in Mysterious Ways: Selected Artists from the Adamson Collection. Peltz Gallery


The ‘Mr A’ of the exhibition title is, of course, Edward Adamson himself and taken from a picture done by Martin Birch in 1969 whilst he was a patient in Netherne Hospital where Adamson worked from 1946 to 1981. The exhibition comprises sixteen art works on paper, a number of painted flint stones, a series of ten projected images (all made in his studio) plus a short essay film ‘Abandoned Goods’ by Pia Borg and Edward Lawrenson, Fly Films 2014. The exhibition has been curated by Dr Heather Tilley (Birkbeck Wellcome Trust ISSF Fellow, Department of English and Humanities) and Dr Fiona Johnstone (Associate Research fellow, department of Art History), in association with Birkbeck’s Centre for Medical Humanities.

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