Culture Shots Museums and Galleries Week 2016

Culture Shots 2016 is here!

Culture Shots is a week-long series of events based in hospital environments which are run by museums and galleries.

Culture Shots 2016 is running from Monday 18th July – Friday 22nd July. Click on the link below for the complete programme…

Culture Shots 2016 Programme

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Culture Shots is designed to give you the opportunity to see how culture can enhance the health and well-being of health and social care professionals as well as their patients and families.

Here is a taster of one of the programmes on offer…

Culture Shots Printing Competition with Artist in residence Alan Birch

Alan has created a series of hand coloured prints depicting later-day saints; these first appeared at the John Rylands Library in Manchester in 2015.

Inspired by the medical saints found in the Welcome Collection, the 52 prints bring saints into the 21st century. Alan’s humorous saints reflect individuals’ obsession with contemporary technology, fashion and consumerism.

As part of our +Culture Shots 2016 programme Alan will be in residence in hospitals. Staff, patients and visitors to the hospital are invited to view the later-day saint prints and to meet Alan and chat about his work.

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If you want to see more of Alan’s work, click here.

Create Your Own Saint

Packs of materials will also be available and you will be invited to create your own engraving of a saint. Alan will then make you two prints from your engraving. You can either use inspiration from personal or observed obsessions and behaviour or transform an image from an earlier time.

Drop by during any of our sessions:

Thursday 26 May 9am – 12pm @ Manchester Royal Eye Hospital (Atrium)
Tuesday 21 June 10am – 1pm @ Trafford General Hospital (Main Entrance)
Monday 18 July 9am – 3pm @ Manchester Royal Eye Hospital (Atrium)
Tuesday 19 July 9am – 3pm @ Manchester Royal Infirmary (Atrium)
Wednesday 20 July 9am – 3pm @ Trafford General Hospital
Thursday 21 July 9am – 5pm @ Trafford General Hospital
Friday 22 July 10am – 3pm @ Whitworth Art Gallery (Grand Hall)
Tuesday 2 August 1pm – 4pm @ Trafford General Hospital
Thursday 4 August 10am – 1pm @ Manchester Royal Infirmary (Atrium)

A partnership between Manchester Museum, The Whitworth, Manchester Art Gallery, and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

 

Dance for Parkinson’s – Taster Session

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Dance for Parkinson’s – Taster Session

Friday 22 July, 2pm – 3pm at Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester

A unique opportunity for people with Parkinson’s, their carers, friends and family, to engage in a creative dance activity to live music led by professional artists from English National Ballet. The classes are fun and expressive and explore the themes, choreography and music of ballets.

Drop-in on the day, no booking required. Please wear comfortable clothing that you can easily move in. Following this taster session, join us for a cup of tea in the Whitworth Art Gallery café.

For further information, please contact: Wendy.Gallagher@manchester.ac.uk | 07920 595772

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What doesn’t kill us …

A collaborative exploration of identity and trauma

Sick!Lab

Manchester, 9-12 March 2016

http://www.sickfestival.com

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Speakers, artists and contributors include Lemn Sissay MBE, Prof. Anthony Redmond OBE, Kim Noble, Bryony Kimmings, Hetain Patel, Prof. James Thompson, Quarantine, Nuffield Council on Bioethics, Das Arts (Amsterdam), Disability Arts Online, Prof. Jackie Stacy, Prof. Bobbie Farsides, Prof. Michael Brady, Prof. Matthew Cobb and Prof. Alex Sharpe with many more to follow.

The challenges of life and death may not make us stronger, but they certainly make us who we are. SICK! Lab explores the most challenging experiences that we live through and die from. These challenges are sometimes rooted in bodies and minds that fail us, sometimes in the complexities of living in an imperfect society with other imperfect individuals. From the difficulties of our daily lives to the experience of global traumas of conflict and displacement, how do our personal battles write themselves across our minds and bodies?

SICK! Lab is a focussed 4-day programme of performances, presentations and discussions bringing together artists, academics from a wide range of disciplines, clinicians, commentators and the public to explore questions connecting identity and trauma: Why do we find it so hard to be alone in our minds? What do we gain from and lose to our social groups? Who do we chose to be the objects of our compassion? How much are we still defined by all those traditional categories: Religion, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexuality, disability?

Download the programme (pdf)

SICK! Lab 2016 generates discussion between widely differing perspectives and will inform the development of SICK! Festival March 2017. SICK! Festival confronts the physical, mental and social challenges of life and death, and how we survive them. Taking place in Brighton and Manchester, the festival brings together an outstanding international arts programme with perspectives from academic research, clinical practitioners, public health, charities and people with lived experience of the issues we address. SICK! Festival won the prestigious EFFE Festivals Award 2015/16 for excellence and innovation.

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Museums for Health and Wellbeing conference

The National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing will be holding its first conference at the Whitworth Art Gallery on 2 March 2016. The programme will feature speakers from the health, social care and museum sectors who will explore the contribution museums can make to health & wellbeing from a range of different perspectives.

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The day will offer opportunities for networking and sharing information about museum & wellbeing activities. A ‘market place’ area will showcase museums’ work in this field – download the open call for pop-up stands and/or posters by clicking on the link below if you are interested in participating.

Delegates can also take part in a range of practical, hands-on activities in the afternoon, including behind the scenes tours of the Whitworth; mindfulness sessions in the galleries; object handling for wellbeing workshops and walking tours of the gardens. The event will end with a performance and wine reception.

This one-day event is aimed at museum professionals looking to develop their health & wellbeing offer as well as those interested in working in partnership with museums including health and social care workers, artists and art-therapy practitioners.

Click this link for further information or contact National Alliance Coordinator Krisztina Lackoi, k.lackoi@ucl.ac.uk

Download the Open Call for Marketplace Participation (pdf)

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Events at the Whitworth

Happy New Year to you all from the Medical Humanities Lab. Lab member Wendy Gallagher asked us to let you know about the following events held at the Whitworth Art Gallery.

Coffee, Cake and Culture

Making culture accessible to people living with dementia and their carers

Fully supported museum visits for people with dementia and their family members or care partners, on Thursdays the 28 January, 25 February, 31 March, 28 April and 26 May, from 2 to 4pm. Attendance free.

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Aesthetics of Anatomy

Life drawing classes in the study of anatomy. Last Thursday of every month, £5 per session – all materials provided. Book your sessions here.

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For more information, please contact wendy.gallagher@manchester.ac.uk

 

 

Pop-up Exhibition: The Medicine Cabinet

The Medicine Cabinet – Unlocking Manchester’s Medical History
Saturday 12 December 2015 11am – 4pm
Chetham’s Library
Long Millgate
Manchester M3 1SB

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MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies students from the University of Manchester present a pop-up exhibition in collaboration with the Museum of Medicine and Health.

Discover the wonders of Manchester’s medical history in the beautiful surrounds of Chetham’s Library – open for one day only!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1656314064625973/ 

Medicine in Arts Society Launch Event

The new Medicine in Arts students Society, MIAS, are inviting us to attend their launch night on Thursday, 26 November at the Whitworth Art Gallery: an evening of live art, music, performance and presentations.

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MIAS is a brand new student society at the University of Manchester that aims to bridge the gap between the arts and medicine by exploring medical themes in literature, film, art and music.

By providing a platform to share knowledge and skills between the faculties of humanities and medicine MIAS aims to enhance students’ understanding of the patientsʼ narratives and the humane aspects of healthcare.

Through their socially responsible arts projects they intend to develop empathy, reflective practices and observation skills as well as promote well-being through creativity.

Register your attendance here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/medicine-in-arts-launch-night-tickets-19231506955

Public Workshop: From Coal Mining to Data Mining

Join us for a collaborative experiment in Science/Art/History

Friday, 27 November 2015, 10:00-12:30
Room 2.823, Stopford Building, The University of Manchester
(Building 79 on the campus map)

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The Arthritis Research UK Centre for Epidemiology was established at the University of Manchester in 1954. It has remained an internationally leading centre for the study of musculoskeletal disease throughout the last 60 years, during which time its methodology has evolved from field surveys to analyzing electronic health data from thousands of patients. Artist Nicola Dale is currently undertaking a residency within the Centre. Her focus is on the Centre’s x-ray archive, a visually stunning resource that has unique local historical interest.

Between 1950-1952, John Lawrence (the first Director of the Centre) studied the effects of physical labour on the incidence and severity of arthritis. He collected x-rays from miners at the Bedford Colliery (Wood End Pit) in Leigh, Lancashire, and compared these to x-rays of Salford dockers and road workers. Demonstrating that miners had more degenerative spinal disease, the study links the history of medicine and the experience of pain to an important chapter in the regional history of Lancashire and other coalmining areas in the UK. Funded by a Wellcome Trust ISSF Public Engagement Grant, our project brings together epidemiology, medical history and illness experiences with Nicola Dale’s sculptures, in a creative experiment around stories of work and illness, and the visual heritage of medical research. Join us on Friday, 27 November to find out more!

Speakers:

Dr Will Dixon, Director, Arthritis Research Centre for Epidemiology
Dr Carsten Timmermann, Senior Lecturer, Centre for the History of Science, Technology & Medicine
Nicola Dale, Artist in Residence, Arthritis Research UK Centre for Epidemiology

RSVP: email Andrew.D.Smith@manchester.ac.uk

All welcome!

Launch Event

Invitation to the Medical Humanities Laboratory Launch Event
Thursday 19 November, 5:30 pm, Whitworth Art Gallery

Are you a humanities scholar whose research or teaching considers the meaning and experience of health, health care and biomedicine?

Are you a biomedical researcher interested in how the arts and humanities can add dimension and impact to your work?

Are you an arts practitioner or member of a community group whose work engages with biomedicine and healthcare?

Are you a healthcare practitioner looking for new perspectives on the clinical encounter?

Do you teach healthcare professions students, and would you like to use art, literature and the humanities to enrich their learning?

Would you like to have new conversations, meet potential collaborators, and access more funding?

If so, come join us in the Medical Humanities Laboratory, where innovative collaborations are created!

This new University of Manchester network encourages collaboration and exchange amongst those whose work, practice, and interests involve the artistic, humanistic, and human dimensions of medicine and health.

Please join us at our launch, where we’ll kick off this year’s activities with interactive discussions and exchange of ideas.

Thursday 19 November at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Rd, Manchester

With drinks and nibbles from 5:30 pm, and ‘speed networking’ and discussion from 6 pm

‘Speed networking’ provides an opportunity to meet colleagues and potential collaborators in an informal but productive – and fun — environment.  Please come prepared to tell others about your work, and hear about theirs!

Register here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/medical-humanities-laboratory-launch-event-with-speed-networking-session-tickets-19370360269