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Jon Adams fine art practice draws upon a wide range of materials and processes which include photography, video, sound recording and digital sound and visual manipulation, 3D installations, traditional sculpture and illustration. Jon is currently a Research Fellow in Disability Arts within the Faculty of CCi at the University of Portsmouth. His work includes themes of hidden disability and positive dyslexia and Aspergers awareness combined with a subversive or geological context.

Jon Adams: Someone’s had all the flippin mints - part four 'the white rabbit is back in his hutch’

27 December 2010

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graphic of a selection of mints

Sunday – another trip to London: Imperial War Museum private view of the Lord Ashcroft gallery. Another simple trip – just a train and a walk, the IWM being within ‘striking’ distance of Waterloo, this time south of the station. The train – ‘a long version’ with decent seats this time was going to be full – mildly surprised by this unexpected ‘Sunday aspie-irritation’ I settled down to write with headphones on. I had been to the IWM as...

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Jon Adams: Someone’s had all the flippin mints - part three of five

21 November 2010

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graphic of a selection of mints

Saturday – waking up to London: Presenting at the British Dyslexia Association Educational Conference. I don’t think I will ever get over the shock of first signing autographs. Sure I’ve signed limited edition prints in private... but to be asked in public tastes very different. The day started with breakfast - like a time-lapse filmed affectation - its empty then you sit down look up over your weetabix and in the time its taken to get through - half the place is miraculously...

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Jon Adams: Someone’s had all the flippin mints’ - part two of five

12 November 2010

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white text on a grey background which says 'don't read this'

Reading is an unnatural act: 5 November 'Dyslexia awareness week' A slightly more complex trip as it involved the underground, a new location to find and a stay. Prepared and several maps at hand we caught the train somewhat irritatingly full. Luckily an uneventful and safe journey other than some group annoyance of an incessant ‘PStick Pstick tictictictic –tic’’ of a nearby passengers music all the way, so loud you could hear every word. The excitement of heading up...

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Jon Adams creates flag-fields in Chatham

25 July 2010

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Sunday started misty, the view out over the river was unclear and somewhat like our ‘heads’ due to the excitement of the night before... True the karaoke stopped on time... then came the ‘louder’ music, which was evidently stopped by the hotel by literally pulling the power supply at just gone 12:07am. Up, packed and down to a not unreasonable breakfast, we were on the road by 9:30am to find fuel and water for the day. Not having been on the lines for at least 40 years I...

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