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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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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