Bits & Bones: An Introduction to Medical and Forensic Art

Published on 26 June 2020

Earlier this year, the Bits & Bones exhibition was a student organised event to showcase their range of artwork and talents, and provide the public with an introduction to the fields of Medical and Forensic Art

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The exhibit presented depictions of anatomical illustrations, écorché sculptures, facial reconstructions, among others, using a series of technical, traditional and digital methods, which students develop in Dundee.

The University of Dundee host two Masters degree programmes in Medical Art and Forensic Art & Facial Identification. Which bring together art and science, making use of the award-winning facilities of the Centre of Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID) and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art (DJCAD).

The Bits & Bones exhibition provided an opportunity for the students to showcase the work they had completed during the degree programme.

The students shared a variety of artwork created outside of the University, displaying the diverse artistic and scientific backgrounds that our students possess. This ranged from photographs of sculptures made of various materials, botanical and zoological illustrations, and facial reconstruction.

The students worked as a team to curate and install the exhibition, gaining the skills and confidence of organising such an event. The exhibition provided exposure to potential clients and was enjoyed by staff, students and the general public.

“An impressive and talented exhibition of the human anatomy in a wide variety of artistic mediums. A highly enjoyable afternoon”

Gillian Chin, General Practice Speciality Registrar

a poster of a skeleton

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