When: 24th August 2013, 2pm – 5pm
Where: Barts Pathology Museum, London EC1A
£: £20 per ticket (includes booking fee and drawing materials)
What is it?
Sketch a range of skeletons and skulls, explore rare anatomical specimens and dissect your drawing techniques, as Art Macabre present both the living and the dead together in this truly spectacular setting.
A nude model, an ‘Anatomical Venus’, will pose within the beautiful Grade II listed Barts Pathology Museum to coincide with the final weekend of the exhibition of 25 paintings of anatomical art by the museum’s Artist-in-Residence Geoffrey Harrison.
Housing over 5000 medical specimens over three mezzanine levels, the museum’s collection contains pathological pots relating to all areas of anatomy and physiology, including the skull of John Bellingham (the only person to assassinate a British Prime Minister).
The museum (named one of the 10 Weirdest Medical Museums by CNN) is closed to the general public, except for special events such as this, so take this rare opportunity to examine and sketch the first floor’s pathological specimens; from conjoined twins’ skeletons to the effects of Victorian venereal diseases on organs. Record these fascinating, curious and unique exhibits in your drawings and use them to inform your artwork.
Please note that this event is for over 18s only. Tea, coffee and deadly sweet treats will be served in the break. Drawing materials are provided (pens, pencils, charcoal and drawing boards) as part of the ticket price. You may bring a sketchbook of your own if you would like, however supplies of A4 and A3 paper will be provided thanks to Cass Art.