Blood & Bones: Living with Cancer – an exhibition of Tom Corby’s work

Blue Trilby by Tom Corby

Blood & Bones: Living with Cancer is an exhibition of work by internationally exhibited and award-winning artist Tom Corby at The Street Gallery, University College Hospital, 235 Euston Road, London NW1 2BU. The exhibition runs from 29th February – 24th April 2019, open 24 hours a day, with a PRIVATE VIEW: 6pm – 7.30pm Thursday 28th February 2019.

The exhibition is curated by DARE affiliate Dr Marquard Smith (UCL Institute of Education) and Dr Rishi Das-Gupta (formerly Director of Innovation, UCLH now at Royal Brompton).

Corby’s poignant images combine quantitative medical/clinical data describing the artist’s Multiple Myeloma with the qualitative data generated by his personal experience of living with cancer. The artist has developed a range of simple data driven approaches to track, share and make sense of his haematological cancer. These include data indexes capturing both clinical and personal experiences of the physical, emotional, and affective impact of living with cancer as a patient, artist, and human being.

In sharing his personal data, Corby has sought to demystify the experience of serious illness by drawing attention to the multiple experiences that are shared between patients, their families and clinicians, in order to contribute to understanding to what he calls ‘the ecologies of treatment [in which] patients, diseases and medics are entangled’. More information about the exhibition.