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Jason and the Adventure of 254

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A  semi-reclining figure has one arm half raised with index finger pointing up and the other arm beside the body but also with index finger pointing. Both legs are extended and end a pair of large bare feet. The body is covered in colourful patterns and designs and what appears to be a neck brace or stiff collar around the neck. The round head is see-through, showing the lower half of the skull with jawbone and teeth in profile and the upper half of the head is filled by the brain and an over-sized eyeball. Several small green 'toy' soldiers are climbing over the figure, moving towards the head. Each small figure carries the model of a virus molecule.
Untitled, 2023. © Jason Wilsher-Mills.

‘Jason and the Adventure of 254’ is a major solo exhibition by artist Jason Wilsher-Mills.

Showcasing Wilsher-Mills’ largest and most personal commission to date, the exhibition is a joyful exploration of the body, drawing on the artist’s experience of becoming disabled as a child. 

Wilsher-Mills fills the space with a colourful and immersive installation, featuring monumental sculptures, illustrations and interactive dioramas that challenge cultural and societal perceptions about disability, medicine and the human body.  

The exhibition will celebrate childhood, memory and popular culture, infused with the artist’s trademark humour and magic-realist depictions of episodes from his life.

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Opening on 21 March 2024

Free admission

Galleries open Tuesday–Sunday, Opening times

Gallery 2, level 1

Step-free access is available to all floors of the building

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