Apertures & Anxieties: Artists celebrate 300 years of Trinity’s School of Medicine

For the past two years the school of medicine at Trinity College Dublin has collaborated with the Royal Hibernian Academy. Eleven artists were invited to celebrate 300 years of the school by working closely with staff and students. Aideen Barry, Megan Eustace, Andrew Folan, Nick Miller, Ciaran Murphy, Maria McKinney, Theresa Nanigan, Abigail O’Brien, Eilis O’Connell, Garrett Phelan and Grace Weir spent time in departments ranging from anatomy to neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry and social medicine RHA Galleries I , II & III 18 November- 21st December 2011

For this exhibition Miller developed a body of work begun in an earlier period but completed through his 2 year association with the Medical School. Focused on the relationship between mind and matter. The exhibition includes three aspects: anatomy paintings of the brain; a sculptural installation and a series of paintings concerned with internal thoughts and brain function. More...
1.Amygdala, 2009. mixed media on paper / aluminium composite. 72 x 105 cm
2.Brain: Vertical section I (2010) Casein on Arches/Aluminium Composite 39 x 39 cm
1.Installation detail: Apertures & Anxieties , RHA gallery III (2011)
2.Installation detail: Apertures & Anxieties , RHA gallery III (2011)
1.Absent: mind & matter (meeting with self) 1984-2011
Mixed media installation and video projection. 164 x 80 x 50 cm.
Absent: mind & matter (meeting with self) 1984-2011 DETAIL Video still . Video projection (86 seconds looped).

video clip
The Absent Mind: Nick Miller, catalogue text (2011)
The Irish Times
British Medical Journal