"Two Mad Docs"

An exhibition of works by Nora Rahman and Vaikunthan Rajaratnam –

“We are not artists but medicine is our art”

Private View: Friday 20th of 2009 – 6 pm to 11 pm
Exhibition runs from: Friday 20th to 5th of March 2008
Gallery Opening Hours: Fri, Sat, Mon, Tues, Wed: 2.30 pm – 6.30 pm

Last day of Exhibition: Thurs 5th of March: 11.00am to 5.00pm

‘The two mad docs’ are two medical doctors who have been practicing medicine for the last 30 years having worked and lived in the Far East prior to moving to the UK in 2000.

Though not artists by trade and training they have in this collection of works compiled their impression of the Art of Medicine. It includes works of paintings and digital photographs on the human aspects and beauty of medicine and surgery. It explores the inner soul of these doctors who spend much of their waking hours caring for their patients and with little time and opportunity for creativity.

Nora had some formal training in art in her younger days and continues to explore her creative side with drawings, paintings and recently with pottery, glass fusion and Raku. In spite of her busy schedule as a full time doctor working in the city and bringing up 2 children, Nora has found the time to express herself in some new exciting work. Recently she has experimented with finger painting and has produced some surprises and finds this avenue extremely therapeutic for her hectic life style. Her recent works include the emotional aspect of medicine as seen by a doctor in her practice.

Raj, a hand surgeon by training working in Birmingham is passionate about the beauty of the hand. Having had more than 2 decades of experience in educating and training surgeons worldwide, he has used photography as his medium for teaching surgery. Recently with digital photography he has explored the fascinating world of hand surgery as seen through a lens. This collection of his digital work shows the beauty of the hand in the young and old and in the diseased state. It gives an insider’s view of surgery of the hand and the hand in all its glorious functions.

As part of the private viewing night Nora & Raj will invite visitors to join in a happening of live collective finger and hand painting – participants are able to re-discover the fun, interaction and creativity of past playschool memories. The collective finger/hand paintings will with permission of the participants be exhibited in Nora & Raj’s next project.

Nearest Buses from Brixton/Camberwell: 35 (From Clapham Junction), 45 (From Kings X), 345 (From Sth Ken to Peckham), P4 (Brixton to Lewisham) Nearest Train: Loughboroug Junction (Thames Link, via King X to Sutton)

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