Dyslexia Discovery Exhibit

Dyslexia is often referred to as the hidden disability. Hidden because it is not physical, a disability because it so often presents itself in the form of learning difficulties.

The Dyslexia Discovery Exhibit is an outdoor gallery experience open to the public, located in Christchurch, New Zealand. The primary motivation behind the creation of the Dyslexia Discovery Exhibit is to confront this reality, challenge the views that create this reality, and offer a seed of hope that may grow in power to shift mindsets and remove the shame that so often surrounds dyslexia.

The gallery provides knowledge, inspiration and encouragement for all dyslexics by showcasing the artistic, engineering, creative and business achievements of four leading picture thinkers, one of which was Richard Taylor.

The Weta team have created a number of elements for the Exhibit. Central to the story is a bronze sculpture, titled "Inner Struggle" and a plasma-cut steel ribbon of words that float through the air adding a whimsical feature.

Sammie Johnston, the daughter of Office Manager Tracey Morgan, was the model for the piece. The exhibit is a world first created in collaboration with Weta Workshop, Mackenzie Thorpe, Ron Davis, the Britten family, and Paul Dibble.

It is hoped that by telling the stories of four gifted individuals the exhibit will demonstrate the ability of the dyslexic mind and offer an alternative view to those that are engaged in the struggle, either directly, or as parents, caregivers, teachers and friends.

 

 


Tags: Dyslexia Discovery Exhibit, Public Art

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RAFrenzy
05/01/12
Weta Fan

Thank You

As the mother of a dyslexic child, I appreciate your effort to... Read more.

As the mother of a dyslexic child, I appreciate your effort to bring the issue to light and blunt the effect of it. I also appreciate Ron Davis, whose book, The Gift of Dyslexia, was life changing for both my son and me. Hide.

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BooHoo
15/08/13
Weta Fan

Dyslexia is not a disability

Have to correct you here. Dyslexia is not a disability it is... Read more.

Have to correct you here. Dyslexia is not a disability it is a learning difference. The thing that disables a dyslexic is not his ability to learn but the system that is teaching him or her. Einstein is not a genius in spite of Dyslexia, but because of Dyslexia. So perhaps the language on this site should be changed to reflect this. It is misleading. Hide.

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