Friday, 21 November 2014

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Between the Lines - drawings of military medicine past and present

an illustrated talk at The Hunterian Museum, Royal College of Surgeons,
Lincolns Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE
Tuesday 28th October 2014  1.00 p.m.

info for tickets etc :-

Saturday, 4 October 2014

War, Art and Surgery: The work of Henry Tonks & Julia Midgley

"Written to coincide with the War, Art and Surgery exhibitions, this accompanying book will provide the first full illustrated catalogue of the Royal College of Surgeons collection of works by Tonks and artwork created by Midgley for the exhibition - with short essays and testimonies from personnel involved." 

Ed. Samuel J.M.M. Alberti (London: Royal College of Surgeons of England, 2014).

This publication has been generously supported by Mr Frank Cockett FRCS and Mrs Dorothea Cockett MBE.

available from the Hunterian Museum shop, Royal College of Surgeons of England

Friday, 5 September 2014

drawings from the War, Art & Surgery project 
will be available for inspection during the 
Open Studio weekend 13th & 14th September 
10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. each day
for information please visit:-

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

first mention in press yesterday of forthcoming War Art & Surgery exhibition 
Hunterian Museum, Royal College of Surgeons of England, 
which opens on October 14th 2014 
London Evening Standard

The exhibition at the Hunterian is not just historical. It features all of Tonks’s surviving 72 pastel portraits, some of which show patients both before and after surgery, plus instruments, a wax demonstration bust and a plaster life mask of Private Charles Deeks showing the deep cavity gouged between his brows by a shell shard on the first day of the Somme. This material is paired with works by contemporary war artist Julia Midgley depicting the injuries from recent conflicts that are treated by the surgeons at Headley Court — limbs blown off by IEDs rather than faces torn up by shrapnel.
War, Art and Surgery is at the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons, WC2  (020 7405 3474;, Oct 14 to Feb 14, 2015. 

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

The first War Art & Surgery exhibition opens next week 28th June at 
DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery, Durham DH1 5TU

the exhibition continues until 21st September 2014 before moving to London in October.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Sunday, 2 February 2014


a selection from the War Art & Surgery portfolio
for more information about the forthcoming exhibitions and publication please visit :-