Looking Back There Were Signs - Samuel Leighton-Dore

8 March 2024 - 26 May 2024

Samuel Leighton-Dore

Samuel Leighton-Dore
Self-portrait (detail) 2023
glazed ceramic
dimensions variable
Image courtesy the artist © The artist

Looking Back There Were Signs is a multidisciplinary exhibition exploring visual artist and screenwriter Samuel Leighton-Dore’s adult diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, and the ways in which new diagnoses can recontextualise old ideas of self.

The artworks form a self-portrait that serves both as a eulogy and introduction; thrumming the tension not only between contrasting mediums like ceramics and animation, but between who one is and how one edits, constructs and presents oneself in order to move through the world.

Looking Back There Were Signs - Samuel Leighton-Dore catalogue(PDF, 1MB)

A Tweed Regional Gallery initiative. An outcome of the PLATFORM program. This project is assisted by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.

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