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Susan Aldworth: The Portrait Anatomised

 


Max’s reaction to his portrait

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Susan Aldworth speaks about the project

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Neuroscientist Dr Fiona le Beau talks to Susan Aldworth about electricity and epilepsy

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The artist Susan Aldworth talks to assistant curator Inga Fraser about the display

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