conference paper, A Narrative Future for Health Care, King’s Guy’s Hospital Campus, London, June 19 to 21, 2013
‘Narratives of Medical Miniatures’
exhibition, InSight 2: Engaging the Health Humanities, Fine Arts Building Gallery, University of Alberta, Canada
May 14 to June 8 2013
‘Specimen Life (death) drawing’
presentation & ‘Death and Dissection’
exhibition, Drawing in the University, International Meeting on Drawing, Image and Research, University of Oporto, Faculty of Fine Arts and Faculty of Architecture, Portugal, May 31 and June 1, 2013
Drawing in the University
'When Artist meets Medicine'
, artist talk at Leeds Centre Medical Humanities
16th April 2013
'Specimen Life (death) Drawing'
workshop for undergraduate medical students, School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health, Durham University
‘Narratives of Medical Miniatures’
and ‘Picturing Diagnosis’
, The Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine; Spring 2013
, exhibition of artwork for Art & Death research forum workshop, The Courtauld Institute of Arts, London
21st February 2013
, workshop for undergraduate medical students, ACE Week, School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health, Durham University
16th January 2013
The Art of Anatomy: a crash course
and What’s so artistic about about science anyway?
Lecture and discussion for Explore programme, North East Centre for LifeLong Learning
11th February 2013
'When Artist meets Medicine: The role of visual art and Artist in Residence (AIR) in medical education and humane medicine' Creative Arts in Humane Medicine
, book for educators and medical learners about the arts in health a project of The International Journal of The Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice IJCAIP, 2013
‘Ignorance is Bliss: What contemporary artists want us to see’
, chapter in ‘Spectacle, Sense and Sensuality: Exploring Extraordinary Embodiments’, edited by Karin Sellberg, Ally Crockford and Maja Milatovic, Pickering & Chatto Publishers. Release tbc
Revolutionary Sculpture Book
Selected for ‘Revolutionary Sculpture’, a visual feast featuring 30 sculptors expressing their attitudes in mixed-media. Authored by Jac Scott, published by The Crowood Press Ltd, 2014
Jac Scott website
2012 - present
(funding applications in progress)
The collaboration between artist and medical academics, students and physicians will explore how contemporary art can offer new perspectives on how we come to see and know ourselves through anatomical studies.
The artist will be resident in Newcastle, Northumbria and Durham University anatomy labs to examine how undergraduates pass through the rites of passage from medical student to doctor. For them to acquire a mastery of the body as a system of motion, but also emotion, the artist will focus attention on the sensory experience of anatomy and produce artwork that communicates the sensual science of the human body.
Project ANATOME will also study the value of creativity in expressing illness experience and comprehending biological disease, through the artistic engagement with Patient Study modules at Durham University. Rachael will facilitate the mutual creation of artwork by both student and patient - the illustration of biological disease in exchange with personal expressions of sickness - to capture the voice of elected patients suffering from chronic illness, in the face of medical diagnosis.
Exhibitions of artworks will create awareness that anatomy education is not only ground upon which knowledge is built, but self-awareness gained, and art inspired. Engaging us with contemporary work that transcends the traditions of anatomical art and opens the dialogue between artistic representation and medical imagery, Project ANATOME unites visions of the human body and the human being, to explore the complexity of the authentic human condition.