Repairing the Wounds: Art and Surgery, Then and Now – May 2014

Our own Professor Hutchison will be speaking at the National Portrait Gallery as part of their “Late Shift” programme. For the centenary of WW1, the gallery will be hosting an exhbition of portraits from the Great War along with some fascinating talks and insights into the era.

Prof Hutchison, along with writer Luisa Young and curator Emma Chambers will examine the work of pioneering surgeon Harold Gilles and his partnership with artist Henry Tonks. The new warfare that grew from the trenches brought with it new and increasingly horrific injuries. As Gilles pushed the boundaries of facial reconstructive surgery, Tonks recorded his work. The before and after paintings that Tonks produced documented both the physical and psychological journey of these patients.

This is a free event, and entry is on a first come, first served basis. More details are available on the National Portrait Gallery website here.

Location: National Portrait Gallery, London
Date: Thursday, 15th of May
Time: Doors from 6pm, lecure from 7pm