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Artist Commission: Bodies With Organs

Arts in Hospital and the Organ Donation Fund of Dorset County Hospital wish to commission a new artwork which adopts an unusual, creative and innovative approach to the subject of organ donation, provokes conversations and raises awareness of organ donation. Deadline: 5pm 14th Jan 2018

 

Artist Commission: Bodies With Organs

Site: Courtyard, Dorset County Hospital

 

Arts in Hospital and the Organ Donation Fund of Dorset County Hospital wish to commission new artwork that engages people in some way with the idea of organ donation. We are seeking an unusual, creative and innovative approach to this subject that provokes conversations, debate on the subject and raises awareness of organ donation amongst the public.

 

Organ donation is where a person donates their organs and tissues for transplant to someone else. Most organs are donated by deceased donors and used to help thousands of people globally each year who need a transplant. Culturally transplant has provided a rich subject for exploring the human condition; we see organs being depicted as sites of emotion, symbols of sacrifice and a way of transforming into someone else - becoming perhaps transhuman:

"We are fashioned creatures, but half made up." Mary Shelley

 

Download the full artists brief here: http://www.dchft.nhs.uk/about/arts/Pages/News_Opportunities.aspx

 

Budget: £10,000

Closing date for applications: 17-00 on the 14th January 2018

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

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