Behind the Mask

Wednesday 29 May 2024
Time: 10:00
Price: Free
Image representing Behind the Mask

Behind The Mask is a collaborative project working with autistic residents of South Tyneside and Sunderland

Autism is a spectrum condition that affects how people communicate and interact with the world around them. One of the challenges that many autistic people face is 'masking'. Masking is the act of hiding or suppressing autistic traits in order to fit in with neurotypical society.

The artists in the show Behind the Mask are all autistic and have first-hand experience of masking. They are a diverse group of artists, with a wide range of styles and techniques. However, they are all united by their desire to share their experiences of masking and to help others understand what it means to be autistic.

The exhibition is free to visit and can be viewed in the corridor near the learning room. 

Free entry. 

More information can be found at South Shields Museum & Art Gallery


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