Simon Hall

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Copyright © Simon Hall 2017

I am a visual artist, GP Specialty Registrar and NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow at the University of Bristol with interests particularly within medical education and clinical humanities research. My integrated work as both a visual artist and doctor utilises an interdisciplinary approach to critically explore the interface between art and medicine through developing novel collaborations. Being dual qualified in both medicine and dentistry, my arts practice responds to diverse healthcare experiences. My work draws together patients, clinicians, artists and researchers to collaborate and embed deeper learning strategies within clinical education, explore healthcare narratives, and deliver participatory arts experiences, performances and installations considering medical ethics, emerging technologies and the body in health and disease. 

Current Projects

 

An interdisciplinary arts initiative in collaboration with the South West Cleft Service, the Science Gallery London and CLAPA (cleft lip and palate association). The project uses the arts to brings together health professionals, artists, service users and the general public to explore the narratives of young people with cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P).

          

Wax Sculpture Workshops

 

Wax sculpture workshops with Eleanor Crook for people affected by cleft.

 

In collaboration with Clinical Psychology at the South West Cleft Service. 

Project Overview

 

Background, collaborations and events in the arts project timeline, including an overview of the public engagement and service user participation.

Science Gallery London 'MOUTHY' Season

Public engagement project commissioned for the Science Gallery London exploring cleft palate through interactive arts experiences.

Dissection Room Art

 

Workshops for university students using cadaverous material to explore anatomy through drawing and painting 

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CLAPA

 

Arts events involving young people connected to the charity CLAPA (Cleft Lip and Palate Association) 

Archive

Medical arts background portfolio

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Reconstruct, Regenerate

 

Public wax sculpture 

workshop in collaboration with artist Eleanor Crook and surgeon Mr Nduka exploring reconstructive surgery

Plastic Viscera Interdisciplinary Art/Science Symposium

 

An event drawing together scientists, clinicians and artists to explore reconstructive and regenerative medicine

Artist residency at the Blond McIndoe Research Foundation

 

Exploration of wound healing research, plastic surgery and stories of the courageous Guinea Pig Club 

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Dissection Room Art

 

Workshops for university students using cadaverous material to explore anatomy through drawing and painting 

A Closer Look

 

Dissection room photographic project exploring the inner body landscape. With permission from the HTA

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Laboratory Life

'Tattoo Traits'

 

An interactive art-science laboratory, exhibition and talks programme at Lighthouse, Brighton

Anatomy for Artists 

 

A full day course for artists teaching anatomy through expert talks, life drawing and medical illustration to inform figurative art

The Sum of Our Parts

 

Performance and interactive installation at the White Night Festival exploring anatomical art and public perception of medicine

Orthognathic

 

Short film exploring a post-operative journey and recovery from orthognathic surgery

Medical School Prospectus

 

Design and illustration of the Brighton and Sussex Medical School Prospectus cover utilising anatomical imagery

Flight of Ideas

 

Performance and public engagement workshop related to mental health as part of the White Night Festival

London 2012 Cultural Olympiad

 

Public workshops teaching anatomy through drawing and sculpture

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Psychology for Medicine

 

Textbook illustrated with cartoons responding to psychological subject matter

Pacman

 

Bioart project utilising imagery from western blotting techniques to explore changes in genetics on fertility

Patient Section 16

 

Bioart project exploring bacterial connections and communication links between different individuals flora

The Eyes of the Beholder

 

Exploration of identify and the self portrait using medical imaging 

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