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Facing out: Belonging and facial disfigurement

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07 November 2018
10:00 am - 2:30 pm

The Whitworth Art Gallery
Oxford Road
M15 6ER


Facing out:  Belonging and facial disfigurement

Faces are important to humans – they house personal, social and symbolic information.  In our appearance-conscious society a sense of belonging and the way you look have become increasingly important.  However there are estimated to be over 400,000 people in the UK severely affected by facial disfigurement.

In this workshop, participants will be asked to consider the relationship between face perception, belongingness and ‘disfigurement’.  They will hear short presentations, will take part in an art session exploring self-identity and will be asked to share their views on belongingness and facial disfigurement after the art session.

This masterclass has been designed for KS4/5 students. However, we do welcome other interested members of the public.


Register for tickets here



Contact: Dr Karen Lander








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