Exhibition: Crafting Anatomies

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Crafting Anatomies will place the human body at the centre of a multidisciplinary dialogue; exploring how this entity has been interpreted, crafted and re-imagined in historical, contemporary and future contexts.

  • From: Wednesday 7 January 2015, 12 am
  • To: Wednesday 4 February 2015, 12 am
  • Location: Bonington Gallery, Bonington building, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LS

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Event details

Crafting Anatomies will place the human body at the centre of a multidisciplinary dialogue; exploring how this entity has been interpreted, crafted and re-imagined in historical, contemporary and future contexts.

The exhibition will dissect attitudes and approaches towards contexts of the body by showcasing visionary practices of leading international artists, clinicians and designers. These will be featured alongside anatomical exhibits selected from historical collections including films from The Wellcome Trust archive.

Organs crafted by silk worms, bespoke jewellery cultured from human skin cells, couture garments constructed using plastic surgery cutting techniques are just some of the speculative projects that will be on display.

Launch Event: Wednesday 14 January 2015, 5 pm - 9 pm, if you would like to attend, please email to confirm your attendance.

A series of talks, demonstrations and workshops will also accompany the exhibition, culminating in a symposium to highlight the rigour in approaches to this subject by the individuals featured in the show. For details and booking informaton, click on the Programme tab above.

This exhibition is curated by Amanda Briggs-Goode, Rhian Solomon and Katherine Townsend – members of the Creative Textiles Research Group at Nottingham Trent University.

This exhibition is hosted by Bonington Gallery. To find out more, visit the Bonington Gallery website.

Any Questions?If you have any questions about the Crafting Anatomies events listings please email us or call +44 (0)115 848 8268.

Image: Ana Rajcevic, Animal (detail)

Programme

A series of talks, demonstrations and workshops will also accompany the exhibition, culminating in a symposium to highlight the rigour in approaches to this subject by the individuals featured in the show.

Pattern cutting inspired by plastic surgery Saturday 17 January 2015, 10 am – 3 pm
Bonington Atrium (meeting point)

Learn surgical techniques in cloth to create simple garments with Juliana Sissons.
(All materials provided, no prior experience necessary).

  • Full Price £50
  • Student Rate £25

Crafting anatomies to train surgeons
Wednesday 21 January 2015, 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm
Bonington Gallery

Hear composite material specialist Richard Arm talk about his groundbreaking project that simulates human hearts to train surgeons.

  • Free to attend
  • Please RSVP by email

Crafting Anatomies Symposium
Friday 30 January 2015
Bonington Lecture Theatre

This one day symposium will explore the curious practices of a selection of Crafting Anatomies’ exhibitors, highlighting a preoccupation with the human condition in a breadth of exploratory contexts.

  • Full Price £50
  • Student Rate £25

Crafting prosthetic eyes 
Friday 30 January 2015, 11 am – 2 pm
Bonington Gallery

Attend a demonstration by ocularist John Pacey-Lowrie. John has 35 years’ experience in bespoke ocular prosthetics. He is one of an extremely small group of talented practitioners who design, manufacture and hand-paint ocular prostheses.

  • Free to attend
  • Please RSVP by email

Enquiries
If you have any questions or enquiries about the Crafting Anatomies events listing please email us.

Location details

Room/Building:

Bonington Gallery, Bonington building

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Shakespeare Street
Nottingham
NG1 5LS

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