Join artist Rebecca Harris for a discussion of her artwork currently on display as part of our exhibition ‘Under the Skin: anatomy, art and identity’, with a focus on her use of textiles to unveil what lies beneath our surface. Through tracing our relationship with cloth, Rebecca will talk about how she adopts the material to explore not only how this everyday fabric conceals our bodies, but how, through embroidery and manipulation of the material, the works can reveal physical and psychological states.
The evening will include an introduction to our collections and exhibition from the museum team and a live Q&A with Rebecca following her talk.
Rebecca Harris is an artist, collaborator and researcher based in Cornwall, UK. Her practice, which the artist describes as “stitching science”, explores themes within biology and psychology through the medium of textiles. The artworks discussed form part of an ongoing body of work which examines the materiality of the fat female body and the analogous nature of cloth as skin.
Digital RCP Museum lates
We are running an exciting programme of digital events throughout 2020, while we work on a safe reopening plan and the RCP continue to support clinical efforts against Covid-19.
Our digital RCP Museum lates will explore our interesting exhibitions and fascinating collections. Our current temporary exhibition 'Under the skin: anatomy, art and identity' features work by 14 contemporary artists alongside the RCP's historical collections. Book your place at one of our events to explore beyond this exhibition with our expert speakers.