Wellcome Collection

Jason and the Adventure of 254

"An emotional and whimsical expression of the joys of being human, fun for the whole family, and has something powerful to say about how society perceives disability." Metro Artist Jason Wilsher-Mills presents…

Exhibitions

Event Details

Category

Exhibitions

Event Starts

Mar 21, 2024

Event Ends

Jan 12, 2025

Venue

Wellcome Collection

Location

183 Euston Road, London

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“An emotional and whimsical expression of the joys of being human, fun for the whole family, and has something powerful to say about how society perceives disability.”

Metro

Artist Jason Wilsher-Mills presents a major solo exhibition, ‘Jason and the Adventure of 254’, his largest and most personal commission to date. It is a joyful exploration of the body, drawing on the artist’s experience of becoming disabled as a child.

Reimagining the gallery space as a hospital ward, Wilsher-Mills’ installation of sculptures, illustrations and interactive dioramas challenges cultural and societal perceptions surrounding disability, medicine and the human body. The exhibition is inspired by 1980s TV, as well as anatomical drawings in Wellcome Collection, and uses a kaleidoscope of colours with a touch of magic realism. It is a celebration of family and creativity expressed through Wilsher-Mills’ characteristic tongue-in-cheek humour.

Everyone is invited to explore ‘Jason and the Adventure of 254’. There are interactive push-button lights, and you can touch everything in the exhibition. To keep you and the artworks safe, please touch them gently and do not climb on the sculptures.

Throughout summer 2024 Wilsher-Mills will take over Wellcome Collection’s entrance lobby with works from the series ‘Jason and his Argonauts’ (2016 onwards).

For more information, visit Wellcome Collection