Portraits: Patients and Psychiatrists

Wellcome Trust Arts Award 2009


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In April 2008, I was invited by Jerwood Curator Sarah Williams to propose a collaborative art project for the Jerwood exhibition “An Experiment in Collaboration”.
I asked Dr Tim McInerny, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist (Bethlem Royal Hospital) to work with me in order to create Portraits of Patients and Psychiatrists at Bethlem Hospital, London.

We made four portraits- three patients and one psychiatrist in two months. This was a very short length of time to explore the ideas and possibilities of the work. After the positive feedback from the exhibition “An Experiment in Collaboration, we applied for a 2009 Wellcome Trust Arts Award (www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/…/ArtsAwards/index.htm) which was successful. We are now beginning a six month development of the Project.(August 2009-Febuary 2010)
This Blog will document the working processes, ideas and images during the six months.

Written by gemmaanderson

19/08/2009 at 8:41 am

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