Although this years dotMD meeting is sold out (waiting list here), this year’s Festival of Medical Curiosity, will feature an exhibition of Graphic Medicine which is open to all. The exhibition should be of interest to anyone with an interest in health or the humanities.
The exhibition will be open for viewing on the concourse of Áras Na MacLéinn, just outside The Bailey Allen Hall, NUIG on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th September 2019 and is free to attend with no registration is required.
Graphic Medicine explores the interface between the medium of comics and the discourse of healthcare. The term encompasses autobiographical comics and graphic novels, made by people who have experienced illness or disability first hand, stories about care-giving made by healthcare professionals, patient education comics, and work that has been made as a therapeutic intervention.
The exhibition, which is curated by the author of graphic novels, The Bad Doctor and The Lady Doctor, Dr Ian Williams. It will feature excerpts from cartoon strips of 30 artists from around the world, including the work of another one of the dotMD speakers MK Czerwiec (aka Comic nurse).
To find more about Graphic Medicine read this interview with Ian Williams in the Medical Independent with dotMD Director, Ronan Kavanagh. A full list of artists exhibiting is here
The dotMD Graphic Medicine exhibition is sponsored by The Galway Clinic.