Explore the taboos associated with blood, pain and endurance in this live art life drawing session led by Art Macabre. Medical historian Dr Sarah Chaney shares stories from history that delve into the socially sanctioned and pathological models of blood and bleeding. Following this the artist Amy Kingsmill performs a slow motion work ‘Bloom,’ in which white rose petals are pinned to her face with hypodermic needles. The live drawing class will consider the potential beauty in sacrifice, and the full spectrum of feelings associated with extreme endurance. Followed by discussion with the artist Amy Kingsmill and Dr Sarah Chaney.
No previous drawing skills required. Paper and drawing materials will be provided, or bring your own sketchbook and supplies.
Drawing Blood has been developed in collaboration with Ian Noonan, a lecturer and the Head of the Department of Mental Health Nursing at King’s College London. Ian trained as a mental health nurse at King’s before working in acute, addiction and psychiatric liaison services in University College Hospital, Newham and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
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