Beyond My Forehead, a Star – Astrocytoma Diary Exhibition

Monday 24th to Friday 28th June 2024
10.00am - 5.00pm, free entry

Solo art exhibition of illustrations and montages by Pirko Edes

In the spring of 2022, at the age of 31, my life took an unexpected turn with the sudden diagnosis of a stage two astrocytoma brain tumour.

To visually document this transformative journey, I’m creating a series of artworks. Each piece will feature a central illustration, figurative yet abstract to convey the emotional depth of my experiences. Alongside each illustration, there will be a corresponding “montage.”  

This two-part approach allows viewers to explore the theme from multiple perspectives. The illustrations provide a glimpse into the emotional landscape, while the montages offer concrete details and facts through text, photos, and objects. This creates a richer, more layered experience, a visual conversation, ultimately offering a deeper understanding of my journey.

Driven by a desire to share this experience, I’m working towards organising an exhibition of these artworks.

To find out more and see further examples of Pirko’s work, just take a look at her Instagram page.

Dates and times

  • Monday 24th  | 12noon – 5pm
  • Tuesday 25th – Thursday 27th | 10am – 5pm
  • Friday 28th | 10am – 4pm

Exhibition launch: Monday 24th June (6pm – 8pm), with a performance of the Castle Choir.

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