Thursday Late
ME: Past Present Future

Thur 10 Oct 2019
6 - 8pm

Free entry

About the event

A pop-up display of new photography exploring shared experiences of growing up with long-term health conditions.

Created by young people, the images communicate the challenges they face: experiences of physical and emotional pain, navigating complex personal relationships, how they deal with stigma and the stress of uncertainty that comes through everyday routines of medication and hospital treatment.

The portraits also explore hopes and aspirations: feelings of joy at discovering new passions, hobbies and friends, imagining a positive future of reaching life goals, higher education and dream employment.

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This work was made at Autograph in a series of workshops with artist Aida Silvestri. While learning how to use studio lighting and professional camera equipment, the group worked together to create portraits representing their lives in the past, present and future.

Join us to celebrate with the artists. Food and refreshments will be provided.

This event takes place on World Mental Health Day - a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma #WorldMentalHealthDay


Ground Floor Studio
ME: Past Present Future
Pop-up display

Gallery 1 and Gallery 2
Lina Iris Viktor: Some Are Born to Endless Night — Dark Matter
Free exhibition


As part of our Thursday Lates, Autograph's galleries will be open until 9pm, with free entry. 

The pop-up display ME: Past Present Future will be in the Studio on the ground floor. There will be a celebration with the artists, and food and refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome to join us.

Our current exhibition by Lina Iris Viktor will also be open.

PArt of OUR learning and outreach programme

For 30 years Autograph has engaged with diverse groups and communities to explore issues of identity, representation, social justice and human rights through photography and film.

At our gallery and in the community, we create welcoming spaces for people to share experiences, make artwork and become inspired by contemporary photographers and our unique archive.

Aida Silvestri
Born in 1978 in Eritrea, Aida Silvestri lives and works in London. She studied photography at the University of Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea College. In 2013, she was voted one of the British Journal of Photography’s Best of Show Winners at the Free Range exhibition, London.

Imperial Health Charity
Imperial Health Charity’s audience engagement programme looks at how art can be used as a tool in healthcare environments. The programme encompasses visual art, music, dance, drama and gardening for patients and staff across the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London.

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Aida Silvestri

Imperial Health Charity

Imperial Health NHS Foundation Trust

ArtSocial Foundation 

Imperial Health NHS Foundation Trust
Paediatric psychology and clinical nurse specialists from the children and young person’s hospital clinic teams

ArtSocial Foundation
ArtSocial Foundation is a fundraising and grantmaking charity that is on a mission to use arts to improve the lives of disadvantaged, vulnerable children and young people in the UK and Russia. Set up in London by Alina Uspenskaya in 2015, it provides grants for the delivery or projects or organisational development to grassroots and national charities. The projects they fund range from art psychotherapy in refugee camps, to music and drama therapy for children with special needs and disabilities, to art workshops for children in hospitals and orphanages.

Accessibility at AUTOGRAPH

Our building Rivington Place is an accessible space with a step-free entrance at street level, and a lift to all floors. Unisex, accessible toilets are located on all floors.

Download our Accessibility Guide for detailed access information about our venue and transport.

We are happy to help. If you would like to discuss your visit, or have any questions, please contact us at or 020 7749 9200

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Photography not permitted at this event

Please note that due to the sensitive themes of this work, photography is not permitted at this event.


Supported using public funding by Arts Council England
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