Brighton Fringe 2017 -
‘Over the Hill: A Photographic Journey’
The Montefiore Hospital is proud to be holding a free exhibition of Tim Andrews’ project ‘Over the Hill: A Photographic Journey’ for this year’s Brighton Fringe from Friday 5th May – Friday 26th May.
This is a free, non-ticketed exhibition available during our reception opening hours. Suggested visiting hours would be between 10am-4pm to avoid disruption from patient admission and discharge.
Collection boxes will be available in the Reception area for the Brighton and Hove branch of the charity Parkinson’s UK.
About the project
Tim was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2005 although he had noticed the first signs of the disease six years earlier. He took early retirement after 29 years as a solicitor and moved to Brighton six years ago with his wife, the artist Jane Andrews.
The first seeds of the Over the Hill project were sown when he answered an advert in Time Out for nude models not long after he had begun medication for Parkinson’s disease and was starting to feel better. A year after that first photographic session, Tim began approaching photographers, offering himself up as a model and realised he was at the centre of his own unique photographic project. He admits that his relentless search for photographers became “addictive''.
When the medication became less effective, Tim had Deep Brain Stimulation in 2014 – a surgical procedure used to treat a variety of disabling neurological symptoms, most commonly the debilitating symptoms of Parkinson's disease, such as tremor, rigidity, stiffness, slowed movement, and walking problems.
He continued with his photographic project until last summer when he decided to bring it to a close. Tim is now concentrating on film projects and poetry and writes a regular blog: timandrewsoverthehill.blogspot.co.uk - Please be aware, this blog contains some nudity.
To find out more about what’s going on in this year’s Brighton Fringe, visit: www.brightonfringe.org