Distant Voices, Still Lives

FINAL A3 REH DISTANT VOICES POSTER ARTWORKA talk which reveals the experience of illness through the narratives of others past and present. Dr Claire McKechnie, Medical Humanities Research Network, University of Edinburgh, will explore narratives of grief from the past 150 years.

The talk is part of ‘Ever Present Past’ project at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital developed and coordinated by Artlink. The project explores the history of the Hospital through a series of talks, events and workshops and artist placements throughout 2013 – the Hospital’s bi-centenary year.

Supported by contemporary artists, research and historical experts the activity will develop and build over the next  8 months, creating a collection of perspectives of the Hospitals’ history from the point of view of patients, staff, local groups & organisations.

‘Ever Present Past’ will culminate in a public exhibition at the Talbot Rice Gallery from November 2013 to January 2014 .

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