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QUALIFICATIONS-

2013
Accredited Short Course (10 credits), Participatory Arts in Health Settings
University of Sunderland in partnership with ArtWorks

2005 - 2008
First Class, BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Cumbria

2004 - 2005
Foundation Studies in Art and Design, South Nottingham College



SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012
In the waiting room, Life Bioscience Centre, International Centre For Life
The waiting room, Newcastle Arts Centre, Newcastle Upon Tyne

2010
Breach Birth, Lime Street Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne
DNR, The Vault, Lancaster
Bricks and Mortar, Bath Spa University Gallery, Bath

2007
From the cradle to the grave, Bank_Gallery, Carlisle



SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS/PERFORMANCES

2016
Death, Art and Anatomy Conference, University of Winchester

2015
Fabrica Vitae (touring exhibition), Stradins Museum, Riga
Post Mortem, Fabrica Vitae (touring exhibition), University of Ghent, Rommelare, Ghent, Belgium
Artatomy (curator and exhibiting artist) International Centre For Life and Newcastle University Students Union, Newcastle Upon Tyne

2014
Fabrica Vitae (touring exhibition), Andreas Syggros Museum, Athens
Fabrica Vitae (touring exhibition), Library Art Gallery, Zakynthos, Greece
The Body is the Instrument of the Soul, Old Operating Theatre, London

2013
Medical Miniatures, InSight 2: Engaging the Health Humanities, Fine Arts Building Gallery, University of Alberta, Canada, May 14 to June 8, 2013

2012
(di)ssection, 2 hour performance, Platform 00000012, Star & Shadow Cinema, Newcastle Upon Tyne
PHARMACOPOEIA the art of popping pills, 3th Medical Art Meeting and Exhibition, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Death and Dissection, LET BE BE FINALE OF SEEM, Studio 41, Glasgow
Leonardo Da Vinci: Man and Machine, Life Bioscience Centre, Centre For Life, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Gallery Rooms, Braintree Community Hospital, Essex
Globe Gallery Fundraising Auction, Globe Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Time After, Touring exhibition at Gallery Kortil, Rijeka and Gallery MKC, Split, Croatia
At Play 3, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Berkshire
TotalKunst Art Auction, TotalKunst Gallery, The Forest, Edinburgh

2010
Freaks Exhibition, Shoreditch Town Hall Basement Gallery, London
Flesh and Blood, Nexus Art Cafe, Manchester
Minutiae, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield
NewcastleGateshead Art Fair, The Sage, Gateshead
So what's different today? Globe OFFSITE, ThinkTank, Hoults Yard, Newcastle upon Tyne and North Shields, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Art in Unusual Spaces, Leeds Shopping Plaza, Leeds
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow, Bath Fringe Visual Arts Festival, Bath
Art in Empty Shops, Arcade and Eden Arts Project, Lowther Arcade, Carlisle
Dead Time and Negative Space, Goodenough College, St Pancras, London

2009
Eating Dust, Square Yard, Blandford House, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Inspiring Transformations: Applied Arts and Health, The University of Northampton, School of the Arts, Avenue Gallery, Northampton
On Reflection, Locus Arts, The Somerset Maugham Gallery, Horsebridge Arts & Community Centre, Whitstable, Kent
Salon, Temporary Art Space, The Piece Hall, Halifax
ENRAPTURE, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle Upon Tyne

2008
Miniature Focus, The Focused Eye Gallery, The Art Works Galleries, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Northern Graduates 08, Curwen and New Academy Gallery, London
On Wednesday We Draw Monsters, BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree Show, University of Cumbria, Carlisle



PROJECTS, WORKSHOPS, CONFERENCES, LECTURES

2016
The body beyond the anatomy lab, Death, Art and Anatomy Conference, University of Winchester

Drawing Mortal, 2 day workshop for Fine Art students, Newcastle University

2015
'Should art matter to clinicians?' Difficult Lung Disease (DLD) annual meeting, University of Sheffield

Drawing from Anatomy, workshop as part of Speculations: Thinking, Making, Drawing exhibition, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University

The Prognostics lecture series, Exhibition Laboratory, University of the Arts Helsinki

'When artist meets anatomy education', Reconnect Art and Science seminar, Ignite Imaginations, Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience

'Project ANATOME', Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research, Workshop at Newcastle University

2014
'Visualising Illness project', Department of History of Art, Birkbeck University, Wellcome Trust supported workshop, London

The Pathology of BODY WORLDS Vital at BODY WORLDS Vital, Centre For Life, Newcastle. Funded by The Royal College of Pathologists Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme.

'BODY WORLDS Drawing Evenings', last Thursday of every month from 26 June to 30 October, BODY WORLDS Vital, Centre For Life, Newcastle.

'Over My Dead Body – The Ethics of Displaying Corpses', Lecture for BODY WORLDS Vital, Centre For Life, Newcastle

'The Art of Medicine', workshop for undergraduate medical students, Additional Clinical Experience (ACE) Week, School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health, Durham University.

The body beyond the Anatomy Lab: (Re)addressing arts methodologies for the critical medical humanities, Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities: Two-day Workshop

'Imaging and Imagining Chronic Pain', Collaborative workshop for Communicating Chronic Pain project, Department of Methodology, London School of Economics

2013
'Multiple Methods and Unusual Experiences', Centre for Medical Humanities-Wolfson (BUW) Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Network, Durham University

'Art and Anatomy Course: Drawing for Medics', Edinburgh University Medical School, Edinburgh

Public presentation on participatory arts and dot to dot CIC, Engage North East Area Group meeting, NewBridge Books, Newcastle upon Tyne

Home & Footsteps, Old-New Curiosity Shop, dot to dot active arts CIC, Blyth, Newcastle

'Picturing Diagnosis' conference paper, A Narrative Future for Health Care, King’s Guy’s Hospital Campus, London, June 19 to 21, 2013

‘Specimen Life (death) Drawing’ presentation & ‘Death and Dissection’ exhibition, Drawing in the University, International Meeting on Drawing, Image and Research, University of Oporto, Faculty of Fine Arts and Faculty of Architecture, Portugal, May 31 and June 1, 2013

'Specimen Life (death) drawing' workshop for undergraduate medical students, School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health, Durham University

'Picturing Diagnosis', workshop for undergraduate medical students, Additional Clinical Experience (ACE) Week, School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health, Durham University

'The Art of Anatomy: A Crash Course', Explore programme, North East Centre for LifeLong Learning, Newcastle Arts Centre

'What’s so artistic about about science anyway?', Explore programme, North East Centre for LifeLong Learning, Newcastle Arts Centre

Morbid Miniatures, exhibition of artwork for Art & Death Research Forum workshop, The Courtauld Institute of Arts, London

2012
Narrative of Medical Miniatures, poster presentation and exhibition of artworks for From the Classroom to the Clinic: Humanities and Education in Bioethics colloquium, Cumberland Lodge, The Great Park, Windsor, Berkshire

Healing and Curing, exhibition of artworks for ‘Healing and Curing: Medieval to Modern’, two-day conference, University of Glasgow, Glasgow

‘The Art of Illness', Body, Corporeality and Identity, one-day Postgraduate, Multidisciplinary Workshop, Centre for Medical Humanities, Durham University

'Ignorance is Bliss: What contemporary artists want us to see', Sensualising Deformity: Communication and Construction of Monstrous Embodiment, two-day International Conference, University of Edinburgh

Make it!, Centre For Life, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Freelance maker for Life workshops and community activities

2011 - 2012
Leonardo Da Vinci: Man and Machine
Funded by Newcastle Science City and facilitated by Charles Street Community Centre

Cultural Community Day, Scottswood Natural Community Garden, Newcastle Upon Tyne



PUBLICATIONS

2016
The body beyond the Anatomy Lab: (Re)addressing arts methodologies for the critical medical humanities, Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities

2015
The Pathology of BODY WORLDS Vital at BODY WORLDS Vital, The Royal College of Pathologists Bulletin, April Issue
The Lumen Magazine, Edinburgh, Issue One

2014
The Language of Mixed-Media Sculpture, edited by Jac Scott, The Crowood Press
Communicating Chronic Pain, project publication by Dr Jen Tarr, Dr Elena Gonzalez-Polledo, Dr Flora Cornish and Dr Aude Bicquelet, designed by Factory House

2013
Art Practice and Bringing Emotions to Life in the Anatomy Lab: The Story of an Artist in Residence (AIR), Creative Arts in Humane Medicine book, The International Journal of The Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, Canada

Narratives of Medical Miniatures, InSight 2: Engaging the Health Humanities (publication), Fine Arts Building Gallery, University of Alberta

Narratives of Medical Miniatures,The Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine; Spring 2013
Picturing Diagnosis, The Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine; Spring 2013

2012
Bromine: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Iconic Magazine, Issue One



CO-AUTHORED RESEARCH PROJECTS

Student partner approaches for evidence-based strategic design, development and evaluation of a novel ORDER (observe-reflect-draw-edit-repeat) artistic learning process in anatomy education
M. Backhouse, C. Thandi, M. Fitzpatrick, J. Selwyn-Gotha, R. Allen and I.D. Keenan

Student partner approached for evidence-based strategic design, development and evaluation of ORDER for skill development of clinical imaging and cross-sectional anatomy
G. Suthermaraj, M. Fitzpatrick, J. Selwyn-Gotha, R. Allen and I.D. Keenan

Student partner approaches for evidence-based strategic design, development and evaluation of artistic modelling as a teaching and learning method in anatomy education
C. Thandi, J. Selwyn-Gotha, R. Allen and I.D. Keenan
Funded by NICAP Awards 2014 (Newcastle Institute for Creative Arts Practice)

Artatomy: A transdisciplinary student partner approach for development and delivery of an exhibition event for the presentation of anatomical artwork created by medical students
E. Davison, J. Hutchinson, A. Stubbs, A. Tiri, R. Allen, ID Keenan
Funded by NICAP Awards 2014 (Newcastle Institute for Creative Arts Practice)



RESIDENCIES, APPOINTMENTS, AWARDS

2014 - 2015
NICAP Awards 2014, Assistant visual artist for 'Student partner approaches for strategic design and evaluation of artistic modelling as a teaching and learning method in anatomy education', and curator of 'Artatomy' exhibitions. Principal Investigator Dr Iain Keenan, Teaching Fellow in Anatomy and Clinical Skills, Newcastle University

2014 -2015
The Pathology of BODY WORLDS Vital at BODY WORLDS Vital, Centre For Life, Newcastle. Funded by The Royal College of Pathologists Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme.

2013 - 2014
a-n New Collaborations Bursary, November 2013 – July 2014, with Eliot North (GP/writer)

2013
Artist Practitioner (shortlisted), Sensing Creativity, St Oswalds Arts Project, in partnership with Helix Arts and St Oswalds Hospice, Newcastle.

2012 - Present
Co director and Senior Artist Practitioner, dot to dot active arts, North East England

2011 - Present
Artist in Residence, anatomy laboratories at Durham University School of Medicine and Health, Northumbria University Anatomy Teaching Centre and Newcastle Anatomy and Clinical Skills Centre.

2011
Artist Residency, Benham Gallery, Cuckoo Farm Studios, Colchester, Essex, 6th - 24th August

2009
Artist Residency, Blessed are the cracks, 25SG, Newcastle Upon Tyne