Exhibition

Two Mad Docs An exhibition of works by Nora Rahman and Vaikunthan Rajaratnam

20 Feb 2009 – 5 Mar 2009

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Fri from 2.30pm

Red Gate Gallery

London, United Kingdom

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  • Buses: 35, 45, 345, P4
  • Nearest Train: Loughborough Junction (Thames Link, via Kings X to Sutton)

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Private View: Friday 20th of February 2009 - 6 pm to 11 pm Exhibition runs from: Friday 20th of February 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 professional doctors who have been practicing medicine for the last 30 years, and having worked and lived in the Far East prior to moving to the UK in 2000. Though not artists by trade and training, in this collection they have compiled their personal interpretation of the ‘Art of Medicine'. The exhibition includes paintings and digital photographs of the body; expressing the beauty of medicine and surgery, and giving these doctors, who ordinarily spend so much of their time caring for patients and others, the chance to explore their inner soul and imaginations. Nora, with some formal art training in her youth, now continues to explore her creative side with drawings, paintings and more recently, 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 exciting new work — experimenting with finger painting, an extremely therapeutic technique, and producing some surprising and engaging work. Her most recent pieces delve into the emotional side of medicine as seen from her perspective as a doctor. Raj, a hand surgeon currently working in Birmingham, is passionate about the beauty of the body parts he works with every day. With more than 2 decades of experience in educating and training surgeons worldwide using digital photography in his teaching practices, he has now transferred these skills to the world of art in order to explore through the camera, the fascinating world of hand surgery in more detail. This collection of his digital work showcases a variety of models; the young, the old, the healthy, and diseased, and gives an insider's view of hand surgery in all its glory. 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.

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