Social Microbes - art, gut microbes and autism research

Final event and exhibition by Hattie Porter who has been doing a Social Microbes residency with us, Dr. Elze Hesse, and the Fish Factory.

There’s an opening event on Tuesday 20th June, 6-8pm at the Fish Factory if anyone would like to come and chat to Hattie about their work.

The exhibition will be a blend of multimedia art as well as academic style research looking at research on gut microbes and autism in the context of autistic peoples priorities for research and wider issues across the research field. The show will also include launch of a zine which will share the work Hattie's done through this residency and discuss the responses autistic people have shared about how they view research on autism and gut microbes and what their priorities for autism research. It will be a bit of a blend of art, science and research in pushing the boundaries of creative ways to disseminate research and communicate ideas.

Access info: the space can be accessed via the front with steps up to the main area and cafe or via a side entrance when a ramp can be put for step free access to the main space. There is an accessible toilet. The gallery is naturally lit/no harsh lighting and quiet. There is a cafe serving vegan food. Images of the space are available at fish factory and further information through their website.

[image description: poster for exhibition. White background with an image of bacterial colonies these look like purple circles with different shades within the circle, there are 4 large ones and some other flecks and marks, the background appears greeny/blue. There is white handwriting reading “we are not something that needs to be fixed we are while as we are” and is in a wiggly line around the circles” below it reads (in blue text) SOCIAL MICROBES an exhibition exploring art, gut microbes and autism research Hattie Porter 20th - 24th June 10am - 5pm Opening event Tues 20th June 6-8pm Fish Factory Arts, Commercial Road, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 SAG There are also logos for the fish factory, Exeter university, then try this, and UKRI (uk research and innovation)]