The Stranger – World Bipolar Day

The Stranger My experiences of hallucination have been primarily mood-congruent with depression. This means they abide by themes of depressive states, such as death and vulnerability. For me, both sensory and tactile hallucinations have been dominated by violence. Some of the worst experiences have involved violating attacks, leaving me in physical pain and reaffirming my … Continue reading The Stranger – World Bipolar Day

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Female Expressions Exhibition Opening at Queen Street Gallery

Female Expressions is an exhibition curated by the hugely talented Jocelyn Prosser. It features work by female artists giving ‘a unique and deeply personal expression of the female condition’, revealing ‘the strength and fragility within the female psyche’. I was absolutely thrilled to be asked to contribute to this exhibition, and feel very proud that … Continue reading Female Expressions Exhibition Opening at Queen Street Gallery

Drawing Bipolarity: Visual Representations of Manic-Depressive Illness

This piece of writing sat alongside my first solo exhibition, Drawing Bipolarity, at Insole Court. The project has come such a long way since then and, now that exhibition plans are underway for over the course of my PhD research, I wanted to share this to give a sense of why art is such an … Continue reading Drawing Bipolarity: Visual Representations of Manic-Depressive Illness

Images of Research Award

Cardiff ScienceHumanities

Our very own ScienceHumanities Research Assistant, Cerys Knighton, has recently won the People’s Choice Award at the Cardiff University Doctoral Academy’s ‘Images of Research’ Exhibition.

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Cerys’s PhD investigates how mood disorders became a diagnostic category by looking at medical cases and literature from 1830 to 1930. Her pen and ink image engages with an article published in The Lancet in 1841 and aims to portray the mechanical treatment of patients in the early nineteenth century.

cofTo see more of Cerys’s wonderful art, check out her website.

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South Wales artist to draw on experience of bipolar disorder in debut exhibition

  A young artist from South Wales, who lives with bipolar disorder, is hoping her first solo exhibition will help people gain a better understanding of the condition. Cerys Knighton’s ‘Drawing Bipolarity’ show is part-way through a six week run at Cardiff’s Insole Court. Sixteen pieces of Cerys’ fine art work are on display in … Continue reading South Wales artist to draw on experience of bipolar disorder in debut exhibition

Drawing Sensory Overload – World Mental Health Day

As it's World Mental Health Day I wanted to share another of the pieces I've been working on that relates both to my master's work and my own experiences living with bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depression. This is one of the pieces that will be a part of a collection depicting different symptoms - … Continue reading Drawing Sensory Overload – World Mental Health Day