Rebuilding Jay Knight: Life after Guillain-Barré syndrome | Head On Photo Festival

Rebuilding Jay Knight: Life after Guillain-Barré syndrome


Emma Murray

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Exhibition Description

After being admitted to hospital with spreading paralysis in July 2014, Jay Knight spent the following nine months in medical facilities recovering from Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Jay spent the first four months in hospitals — until he had enough strength to breathe by himself. From hospital he moved to the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre to continue his recovery.

Rebuilding Jay Knight is a photo essay covering the final eight weeks of Jay's journey home, detailing his physical limitations, daily therapy sessions, life at the centre, and unwavering support from his partner, Jo.

Exhibition Space

Dates and Times

29 April 2016 to 22 May 2016
Artist Talk: 
Fri 20 May 2016, 4:00PM

Open Hours

Opening Hours: 
Monday - Sunday:
8:00 am-6:00 pm

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