Researchers Artwork at NHS70 exhibition

27 Gorffennaf 2018

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

International artwork

The exhibition has been put together at the HeARTh Gallery in Llandough Hospital.

It has a number art works, including a soundscape, commissioned abstract work, a large scale print of 70 prints for 70 years of the NHS, and ‘our hands’ amongst others.

The piece by Dr Simone Cuff, a researcher in the School of Medicine, has contributed is a celebration of the international nature of medical science in Wales.

Research scientists that work with Cardiff University and the NHS volunteered to have their hands life-cast; a technique which results in very detailed, almost sculptural work.

Life cast hand
An example of a hand that has been life-cast.

They were then painted in the scientists' countries of origin and affixed to printed metal which shows just a small proportion of the ground-breaking science that they are doing.

The international nature of science is apparent from the observation that UK scientists travel widely, with 72% of UK researchers spending time at a non-UK institution between 1996 and 2012, according to evidence collected by the British Society for Immunology.

The latest figures reveal that approximately 28% of academics at UK universities are from outside the UK; in Biomedical Sciences this ratio of international staff is even greater. For instance, 40% of scientists at the Francis Crick Institute in London, the biggest biological laboratory in Europe built at a cost of £700m, are non-UK Europeans.