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Behind The Blue Curtain and Other Stories: A Record of Miscarriage, Pregnancy and Motherhood

30 March to 11 April 2019

Freya Pocklington is a research student studying at the Royal College of Art. Her research interests lie within arts and medicine, exploring the role portraiture can play in narrative medicine. She is researching ways to develop the doctor-patient relationship, improving dialogue between the medical professional and individual. It has been proven that if patients are listened too and treated as individuals through collaborative discourse, this can improve treatment.

Freya is specialising in exploring the emotional trauma often caused by having a long-term physical condition (LTC) such as Crohn’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis or Diabetes. She is making comics, portraits and audio works of her own experiences as a patient.

On her year of ‘maternity leave’ from study, she has developed a series of ink paintings recording her own experiences of miscarriage, pregnancy and early motherhood from the prospect of a patient who has an LTC.

Please contact freya.pocklington@network.rca.ac.uk for further information.