This was a long term residency in Parkinson’s Disease research at University of Dundee. It comprised of a period of intensive research in the laboratories; a series of arts workshops I delivered for a group of people with Parkinson’s at Maggies Centre, Ninewells hospital; a series of graphite drawings developed from my visual research; a series of laser prints made at the print studio, DCA, a staff (research scientists) workshop I delivered at Life Science, University of Dundee, and a final interactive event at DCA, Dundee. Following the project:
- I was jointly awarded the ‘Brain Cox Prize for Excellence in Public Engagement with Research’, in 2020 with Prof Miratul Muqit.
- Presented the project at 3 conferences – ‘Art & Science: Connections and Interactions’ Conference speaker, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, 2023; ‘Brains Revisited’ symposium speaker, Kings College, London, 2022; ‘Drawing Talking to the Sciences’ conference speaker, The Ruskin, Lancaster University, 2020
- Written papers – Patel, D. (2020) ‘Drawing to mirror, destabilize and enact’, in Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice journal, Intellect Books & Patel, D. (2024) ‘Exchanges: Drawing out Parkinson’s Conversations’ Journal of the Scottish Society for Art History (upcoming)
- A selection of Misprints artworks are now in the University of Dundee Museum Collections