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Dr Lucy Lyons is an artist and lecturer in drawing research and painting at City & Guilds of London Art School. Her research investigates drawing as a phenomenological activity that evidences experience and communicates knowledge in medical sciences. Her work is made in medical museums, labs and dissection rooms. Her PhD Delineating Disease: a system for investigating Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva, involved using drawing as an activity to investigate the breadth of experiences of FOP, a rare disease where connective tissue turns to bone. As a Postdoctoral Fellow at Medical Museion at University of Copenhagen her research investigated issues relating to ageing in a medical museum context through drawing practice.
She is currently artist in residence at Barts Pathology Museum QMUL where she coordinates the Drawing Parallels project.
Author Archives: Lucy Lyons
INVITATION TO WORKSHOPS – MAY 16th at UCL
Good news! UCL has received its public display licence from HTA and two workshops have been scheduled. Drawing Parallels: Artistic Encounters with Pathology is a collaborative interdisciplinary … Continue reading
UPDATE – workshops scheduled Saturday May 16th
As many of you know – Drawing Parallels came to a halt due to external factors. The following message was sent to the many participants who had signed up to be part of this exciting project. Here is the message … Continue reading
Workshops – 10th September and 1st October
On September 10th I was joined by surgeons, pathologists and other medical professionals for another Drawing Parallels workshop. During the three hours there was a lot of silent concentration and followed by lively discussion about foetal and neonatal specimens and how they … Continue reading
Workshop 6th August
Once again it was a very hot day and the fans were on full at Barts Pathology Museum during our second 3 hour ‘Drawing Parallels: artistic encounters with pathology’ workshop on 6th August. This particular workshop was aimed at midwives … Continue reading
Workshop 2nd July
On a very warm afternoon specialists in medical museum conservation, specimen preparation, Assistant Pathology Technicians and medical museum curators travelled from near and far to participate in the first ‘Drawing Parallels: artistic encounters with pathology’ workshop at Barts pathology museum. … Continue reading
Workshop 24th June
Thank you to everyone who attended the first Drawing Parallels workshop on June 24th. It was very interesting to hear everyone’s opinions and to share ideas.
Drawing notes – most recent
More visual notes
Before I embark on making one of the drawings used for the project I often make quick visual notes to help me pin point the areas of interest and to help me ‘think around’ the object. These notes are all … Continue reading
Drawing parallels -drawing notes
Whilst working on this project I have been making drawing notes With so many fascinating things to investigate in Barts pathology museum I find it useful to make quick visual notes to firstly survey, then review, then focus … Continue reading