Event details


Date and time

  • Thurs 18 November, 6.00pm – 7.30pm

Event type

  • Workshop


  • Professional medical and health practitioners

Event Fee

  • Free


  • Registrations essential
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Art and Medicine Workshop

Thursday 18 November 6 – 7.30pm

Medical and art historical skills come together in this workshop. Investigate visual language and refine your communication skills while exploring topical social and cultural themes through close observation of artworks in Feeling Abstract? on exhibition at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery with Dr John Terry, Clinical Director of the UWA Guild Medical Clinic and Dr Janice Lally, Curator of Academic and Public Programs at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery UWA.

Dr John Terry is the Clinical Director of the UWA Guild Medical Clinic. A GP for over 25 years, he 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. 

Dr Janice Lally is Curator of Academic and Public Programs at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery. She 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.

Please note: in keeping with the University's guidelines, space is limited for this event and registration is required.


Image: Jenny Watson, The child bride, 1987, oil, gouache, synthetic polymer paint, plastic, paper, pins and coin on cotton duck, 172.5 x 158 cm, The University of Western Australia Art Collection, Gift of ICI Australia Limited, 1995. Courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.