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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 three of five

21 November 2010


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


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: 'Someone’s had all the flippin mints’ - part one of five

10 November 2010


black line drawing of a capital 'A' depicted as a building in construction

Heading home: Tuesday 8 November 'Dyslexia awareness week': I seem to spend more time on trains lately than I did when I was Artist in Residence with a Rail company (I am writing this on the train). That may say one of two things – either I was quite ‘slack’ then or am busier now? I probably don’t need to answer this one but take this week – four trips to London. Lucky for me not much time spent during rush hour. I am not going into the politics of...

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