A Serious Case For Humour | Dr Ruth Bartlett

10 Dec 2010 – 11 Feb 2011

The exhibition visually maps the process of working in collaboration with a key informant, visual sociologist and professional cartoonist in order to create a set of cartoons with which to disseminate selected study findings.

The exhibtion is, essentially a research project in itself, in the fact that this came about through a series of discussions that I had with Ruth about how we could work experimentally together to try and show her research work in a different way. We wanted to trial the whole process of visualising the study report in preparation for a more ambitious touring exhibition about visualising dementia activism we are hoping to get funded.

BIG thanks to Dave Holmes for the photographs

It also marks the start of a season of work that looks at the relationship between art, agency and activism.

Season includes Protest: Fight the Power, a REMIXhibition by Punch Records of protest and propaganda posters in Richmond Atrium and Ruffling Feathers, paintings  gifted to the Peace Studies Department by artist Cyril Mount.

Caroline Hick