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Memento mori: Art, Medicine and the Body

Lauren Black

Artists and scientists have a long shared fascination with studying, recording and understanding the human body and engaging with human anatomy, medicine and pathology. Artist Lauren Black combines her work with historical and rare medical equipment from the Crowther Collection and specimens from the R.A. Rodda Museum of Pathology. Work from a recent arts residency in Penang, Malaysia, an island steeped in the traditions of Chinese medicine and home the the oldest Chinese medical Hall of South East Asia, reveal intimate medical stories from that island.

All these elements are brought together in a 21st century appreciation of the ancient art of depicting the body, revealing the unique union that is possible between western and eastern systems.

 

Presented by Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts and R.A Rodda Museum of Pathology, University of Tasmania

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The speech of Angels, 2012, pencil on pianola roll
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TICKETS

Free event

DURATION

Fri 13 March – Sat 30 May, Mon to Fri 9.30am-5pm, Sat 9.30am-2pm

DATES

Hobart

Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts

WHEELCHAIR
Fri 20 Mar 2015, until Sat 30 May 2015,

Artists and scientists have a long shared fascination with studying, recording and understanding the human body and engaging with human anatomy, medicine and pathology. Artist Lauren Black combines her work with historical and rare medical equipment from the Crowther Collection and specimens from the R.A. Rodda Museum of Pathology. Work from a recent arts residency in Penang, Malaysia, an island steeped in the traditions of Chinese medicine and home the the oldest Chinese medical Hall of South East Asia, reveal intimate medical stories from that island.

All these elements are brought together in a 21st century appreciation of the ancient art of depicting the body, revealing the unique union that is possible between western and eastern systems.

 

Presented by Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts and R.A Rodda Museum of Pathology, University of Tasmania

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The speech of Angels, 2012, pencil on pianola roll