Artist hopes exhibition will ‘challenge misconceptions about autism’

Jasmine Noel, owner of the gallery, with artist Emilie Knight (38009599)

ISLANDERS are being invited to explore an exhibition by a Jersey-based artist which aims to shed light on the way autism affects women.

Emilie Knight, an abstract-expressionist painter based in Jersey, is holding her first solo-exhibition, called Bloom, at the JARO Gallery in York Street.

Ms Knight, who was diagnosed with autism last year, hopes the exhibition will help to challenge misconceptions about autism and promote a culture of understanding and acceptance. 

The exhibition, which is open between 10am and 3pm Tuesday to Saturday until the end of May 2024, features colourful paintings which Ms Knight created exclusively with her hands, fingers and feet to forge “an intimate connection between artist and canvas”.

She said: “This exhibition for me is about creating conversation, bringing important awareness to autism.

“It was really nerve-wracking but I was thrilled to be given this opportunity to finally showcase my first solo show.

“Art has always been very therapeutic and this has given me the platform to deep-dive into the whole process of creating a collection of works that I’m really proud of, and it’s also given me the confidence to take my passion further.”

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