Event details


Date and time

  • Thursday 24 September, 6pm-7.30pm

Event type

  • Workshop


Event Fee

  • Free


  • Registration required
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Art and MedicineWorkshop

Thursday 24 September, 6pm-7.30pm


Health professionals are invited to this free workshop led by Dr John Terry and Dr Janice Lally to explore and discuss how medical concerns might benefit from skills and ideas explored and developed through looking at artworks.

Join us to investigate visual language and refine your communication skills through close observation of artworks. Feel more comfortable with ambiguity and develop reflective practice as you explore the human condition, enhancing your social and cultural awareness.

Dr John Terry a GP for over 25 years has worked in Psychiatry, Travel and Emergency Medicine. He has always found the world of visual art a source of inspiration and education and is delighted to be able to make art a very real practical tool for improving observation and communication in the medical setting.

Curator of Academic and Public Programs at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Dr Janice Lally is an art historian who also worked for over 20 years as a medical research scientist, including in neurophysiology and clinical biochemistry. For Dr Lally, bringing knowledge of art together with science is a means of enriching and extending appreciation and understandings in both.

Campus Partners: UWA Medical Centre and UWA Student Life


Please note: in keeping with the University's guidelines, space is limited for this event and registration is required. Hand sanitiser will be available at the door and we ask that visitors observe social distancing. If you are feeling unwell, please cancel your booking on Eventbrite or notify our staff at [email protected].

Image: Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, photograph by Ilkka K Photography.