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Anatomical drawing of the shoulder and chest, showing the muscle layers

Copyright: Joanna Culley 2012


Anatomy of an Athlete: Elite sport, surgery and medical art

13th March–21st December 2012

The Hunterian Museum worked with the Medical Artists’ Association of Great Britain to generate new artworks that explore the anatomy and physiology of elite athletics.

Ranging across different media and sporting disciplines, the artists illustrate the key role played by sports and exercise medicine, and surgery in particular.

Find out about the latest techniques in orthopaedic surgery, innovative developments in prosthetics and the importance of training to muscle development. World-leading medical artists Joanna Culley, Emily Evans, Richard Neave/Denise Smith and Catherine Sulzmann used a variety of art-forms including watercolour, video and sculpture to represent a selection of sports and para-sports. Their art provides a unique opportunity to study in detail the best of British at running, hurdling, canoeing and hockey.