Art of Medicine

20 September – 5 October 2018

An initiative of Doctor’s Health SA, the ‘Art of Medicine’ Exhibition features artworks by a variety of doctors, who maintain an artistic practice to complement, enhance, or sometimes eclipse their medical career.

Art can be all-consuming and demanding, not dissimilar to the rigours of the medical profession. The artists in ‘Art of Medicine’ have all come to art through different avenues, some creating work as a hobby while others have plunged head-first into life as a practicing artist. ‘Art in Medicine’ shows us the ingenuity of the doctor/artist through a range of contemporary and mixed-media artworks.

“There are many ways you can put art into your life, and it’s a real energiser. It is so important for everyone to have some outlet for creativity and give them permission to explore, make mistakes and find what really drives them.” – Pam Rachootin, ‘Art of Medicine’ artist

IMAGE: Installation view, ‘Art of Medicine’, 2018. Photo by Gabrielle Lane