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Art, Air and Illness

Detail of chartThe exhibition, curated by Dr Amanda Sciampacone (University of Warwick-Leverhulme Early-Career Fellow) sheds new light on significant relations between art and science in shaping how we perceive and experience the impact of the environment on human health, culturally, societally, and through the very air we breathe. It showcases an exceptional range of rare archival maps, weather charts, historic meteorological texts, and public health photographs on loan from the National Meteorological Library and Archive and Coventry History Centre, alongside new works by contemporary artist, Jayne Wilton, linked to the ‘Life of Breath’ project, University of Durham-Wellcome Trust.

The exhibition is part of a larger Leverhulme Trust project, led by Dr Sciampacone, featuring a conference, Cultural Histories of Air and Illness at the University of Warwick (8–9 June 2018), as well as an exhibition workshop organised in collaboration with Coventry University (Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Visual Arts Research).

Lanchester Research Gallery, Graham Sutherland Building, Cox Street, Coventry CV1 5PH