Arts and Health in the Contemporary Norwegian Context (Event at the Norwegian Embassy, 25 September 2014)

From Glacier Hiking to Hospital Clowns:  Arts and Health in the Contemporary Norwegian Context In Norway the arts in health scene has expanded quite dramatically in recent years with the result that new approaches to health care have become more accepted. The Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Health and Care Service in Norway Read the full article…

Comics and Mental Health (Call for Submissions, Asylum magazine, 31 September 2014)

A special themed edition of Asylum magazine We invite 500-1000 word contributions that explore the intersections between mental health and other forms of identification and identity in comics, graphic novels and sequential art. Submissions should be emailed by 31st September 2014 to the guest editors Meg John Barker, Caroline Walters, Joseph De Lappe. Please include a short Read the full article…

The Art of Medicine: The Empathy Exams (Public event, St George’s, University of London, July 7 2014)

Have you ever pulled a sicky or pretended to be ill? Acclaimed author Leslie Jamison, a medical actor does this on a daily basis as she attempts to teach medical students how to express empathy towards patients. Join Leslie as she discusses her new book ‘The Empathy Exams’ at St George’s, University of London. Leslie’s Read the full article…

Notes from Galveston (final post 2014): Dr Jac Saorsa, Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas

So, in a few days I will be taking my leave of Galveston once again. Of course I am sad to leave the island although I am looking forward to going home and excited about everything I have achieved during my ‘oh too short’ time here. I gave a colloquium and a drawing workshop and, Read the full article…

Notes from Galveston (weeks 3-4): Jac Saorsa, Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas

Just one more week to go here in Galveston. I have been dividing my time between drawing the anatomy lab and studying in the Library here at the University of Texas Medical Branch. In the latter, while reading up on the historical context of everything that the Drawing Women’s Cancer project is, I came across Read the full article…

Notes from Galveston (week 2) : Jac Saorsa, Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas

SEAWEED! The news here calls it a “relentless three-day onslaught of seaweed that piled up on beaches at a rate not seen in years, leaving mounds of Sargassum several feet high in places”. The Galveston Park Board executive director said  “This is probably the worst case of seaweed we’ve seen in at least the last Read the full article…

Notes from Galveston 2014: Jac Saorsa, Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas Centre for Medical Humanities

Back in Galveston! Invited again by the wonderful folk at the University of Texas Centre for Medical Humanities to spend another month working here on the Drawing Women’s Cancer project (drawingcancer.wordpress.com), I am delighted to be back on the island and full of plans for how to use the month. It feels good to be Read the full article…

LoveArts Arts and Mental Health (CfP, ConFestival, Leeds, October 2014)

LoveArts Arts and Mental Health: ‘Confestival’ in Leeds, October 2014 October 15 – 23 at assorted venues across Leeds (including the first Love Arts Conversation – October 21 and 22) October will see Leeds buzzing with the launch of the fourth annual Love Arts festival. Once again Love Arts will be partnering with amazing art Read the full article…

Blood Makes Noise – Evaluation available of unique film exploring chronic kidney failure.

The final evaluation and report for the film Blood Makes Noise is now online here where you can also watch the full film for free online if you haven’t seen it yet. Blood Makes Noise is a film-based art and science project about renal failure, dialysis, diet and transplant. The project sheds light on the Read the full article…