The Heart of Medicine celebrates the achievements of the key members of the Faculty of Medicine in a series of 34 individual portraits painted by Simon Fieldhouse and accompanied by stories written by Lise Mellor.
Simon Fieldhouse, a Sydney-based artist and University of Sydney alumnus, started to paint the portraits in conjunction with the Faculty's 150th anniversary celebrations in 2006 and continued into 2007. The subjects formed the heart of the Faculty at the time, instrumental in keeping the research and teaching at Faculty thriving.
Dr Lise Mellor interviewed each of the Faculty members and wrote a textual vignette to accompany each painting exploring their studies, career paths, interests and passion for the advancement of medicine and medical education.
Lise Mellor is the centre manager of the National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre at the University of New South Wales, having previously worked as a research manager with Sydney Medical School and senior project officer at the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney.
Simon Fieldhouse is a Sydney-based artist and University of Sydney alumnus. He started to paint the portraits for The Heart of Medicine in conjunction with the Faculty's 150th anniversary celebrations in 2006 and continued into 2007.
260 × 210 × 6 mm
01 Jun 2006