WITH LISA TEMPLE COX + IPSWICH MUSEUMS
21 May, 11 June, 25 June, 9 July, 23 July
Relaxed natural history drawing drop-in sessions, using Ipswich Museum specimens as reference material. Bring your own materials and we will provide quiet space where you can sit and draw from a couple of special things taken from the stores, under the expert guidance of visual artist Lisa Temple Cox.
Lisa’s current visual research interests explore the aesthetics and symbolism of the medical museum with a focus upon the anatomical. It examines our own subjective experiences and perceptions of the body in life and death using a range of media, including drawing, assemblage, and installation. Her practice embraces both specimens of human anatomy - usually drawn in situ in the museum or museum stores - and natural sciences. Over the past 25 years she has been commissioned by both public organisations and private individuals, making artwork for institutions as varied as schools, hospitals, museums, libraries, and even public conveniences. She is a practised speaker and workshop leader, and has undertaken a number of artist residencies in Europe and the USA – these include the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia and NHS Tissue Bank in Liverpool, with an upcoming residency in the Anatomy Museum of Edinburgh University.