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Silent Signal symposium

Posted on: January 20th, 2016 by daksha.patel No Comments

I have been invited to present at the Silent Signal symposium, at the University of Derby on 26th February. There is a wonderful line up of speakers; looking forward very much to a stimulating and thought provoking day! For further details about how to attend, please see link below:



Taiwan show

Posted on: November 23rd, 2015 by daksha.patel No Comments


New drawing ‘Lost in K Space’ in upcoming group show ‘Paper, Table, Wall and After’ at the National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei (Nov-Dec 2015).


National Brain Appeal

Posted on: October 20th, 2015 by daksha.patel No Comments

Very pleased to see that the artwork donated to the National Brain Appeal 2015 has sold! The exhibition @OXO, London, invited artists to respond visually to a journey that they have experienced: whether emotional, psychological, real or imagined – using a simple envelope as their starting point.  The aim of the exhibition was to raise awareness of neurological conditions through artistic questioning as patients at The National Hospital embark on their own personal journeys. All sales donated to fund advances in neurology and neurosurgery:


Posted on: September 29th, 2015 by daksha.patel No Comments

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‘Noisy Bodies’ show featured on as monthly feature on Axisweb, with essay by curator Liz Mitchell:

Noisy Bodies

Posted on: September 26th, 2015 by daksha.patel No Comments

Solo show of new drawings and prints ‘Noisy Bodies’ opens on 1 October 2015 at the historic John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester. The exhibition is the outcome of an art and science collaboration residency funded by the University of Manchester.



The John Rylands Library, Historic Reading Room, 150 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3EH


1 October – 20 December 2015

Artist/Scientist talk:

29th October 6pm – 7.30pm

AND festival

Posted on: September 24th, 2015 by daksha.patel No Comments


Wonderful two days taking part in the ‘Night of the Living Deadwood’ workshop ( led by Dr Rod Dillon and Dr Jackie Parry from Lancaster University at Grizedale forest. Watch this space for projects evolving out of the event in future!

Animation funding

Posted on: August 25th, 2015 by daksha.patel No Comments

Awarded Arts Science funding from University of Manchester to produce new animation responding to experiences of stroke. The animation will be screened in November 2016 at The Whitworth gallery, Manchester as part of a symposium. Still images of drawings below:

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New Commission for MOSI

Posted on: August 20th, 2015 by daksha.patel No Comments

Working on new commission for MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester) for ‘Cravings’ exhibition opening October 20th

Daksha Patel's pencil drawing to be used in the Craving exhibition.

Public Collections

Posted on: March 9th, 2015 by daksha.patel No Comments

Three drawings (Memoria series) purchased by Touchstones Rochdale!

Daksha Patel, Untitled, 2012

Art/Science Residency

Posted on: January 29th, 2015 by daksha.patel No Comments

Awarded funding for an Art & Science collaborative project at University of Manchester beginning in January 2015 working with Professor Rebecca Elliott and Dr Alexandra Morgan. Daksha will undertake residencies in brain and lung imaging and experiment with drawing methods that respond to concepts of noise and signal in biomedical imaging. The project explores how science and art construct knowledge, and the relationship between biomedical images and perceptions about the human body. The residency will culminate in an exhibition ‘Noisy Bodies’ at the John Ryland’s Library, Deansgate in October 2015. It will be supported by talks during Manchester Science Festival, and workshops in local schools combining arts and science components.