Kirstie Adamson Magazine Collage Artist
Magazine Collage Artist Kirstie Adamson Collection Behind The Smile

Behind The Smile

My experience of living with endometriosis and adenomyosis inspired me to create an exhibition to raise awareness of invisible illness. Together with other artists I curated an exhibition at Banks Mill Studios, Derby. The exhibition explores living with issues such as chronic pain, depression & anxiety. Aiming to break taboos & raise awareness.

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'Shattered' - First Panel
Self portrait based on my struggle with endometriosis and adenomyosis prior to radical surgery. A very personal and experimental piece. This is the first time I have integrated my own writing within a collage.

'Unplugged' - Second Panel
This piece relates to the isolation, loneliness and disconnected element of living with a long term illness. I have many a vivid memory of watching my family playing in the garden and being too ill to join them.

'Hope & Despair' - Third Panel
I chose not to add the text to this collage as it was conceptual piece that visually spoke of what I wanted to convey. In omitting the verse I wrote to accompany this piece I hope a wider group will relate to it.