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Heads up! How are your haptics?

Bush House Arcade, London

3 Dec heads-up-ear-drum-780x450 Part of Heads up! Shining a light on innovations in oral health

Tune into touch on 3 December with artist Sarah Christie and King’s academic and dentist Flora Smyth Zahra as part of the Heads up! Shining a light on innovations in oral health exhibition programme.

Working individually, and as a group, this session will explore haptic perception – the process of recognising objects by way of touch and movement. Through tactile observation, Sarah and Flora will guide participants in translating objects into drawings, working with repetition and variation in colour, scale and form.

Everyone is welcome and no previous experience is needed to take part.

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About the team

Sarah Christie is an artist and educator whose sculptural clay practice is often site-specific and ephemeral. Breakage, fracture, instability, and forces of creation, destruction and renewal are common threads in her work. Not everything becomes a finished piece of work but instead contributes to a longer process of revealing something and informing what might come next.

Sarah has been Visiting Artist at Imperial College since 2015, teaching art and observation skills on the Medicine, Medical Humanities and Biomedicine programmes. She also hosts clay and drawing workshops in a variety of settings.

Dr Flora Smyth Zahra is a dentist with a background in general dental practice. She teaches undergraduate students in the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences at King's. 

Alongside her clinical practice, Flora has expertise in education, literature and the arts. She has pioneered embedding arts and humanities in clinical curricula both in the UK and the US and conceived the innovative Clinical Humanities initiative. Watch a video about the Clinical Humanities pilot programme here. She is also a Design- partner Fellow of the Harvard Macy Institute's Fellowship in Art-Museum based Health Professions' Education.


Heads up! Shining a light on innovations in oral health 

2 – 13 December 2019 | Monday – Friday, 12.00 – 18.00

Free admission

Heads up! Shining a light on innovations in oral health is a collaboration between King’s College London’s Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences and the university’s Culture team.

Image: Human ear drum and canal at 17 gestational weeks – Mona Mozaffari, Centre for Craniofacial, Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology, King’s College London

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