Heart of The Matter

A project bringing together art and medicine to reflect on the human heart led by Sofie Layton and bio-medical researcher Dr Giovanni Biglino in collaboration with leading cardiovascular centres in London, Bristol and Newcastle.  The exhibition opens in Newcastle 24 March  – 6 May 2018  and tours to the RWA Bristol and London Science Gallery.

The Heart of the Matter is an exhibition that brings together art and medicine to reflect on the human heart. Created by artist Sofie Layton and bioengineer Giovanni Biglino, and inspired by patients with heart conditions, their families and clinicians, this exhibition features 3D printing, digital animation, textiles, sound and sculpture. The artworks and the stories that influenced them offer insight into this extraordinary organ, which is both the engine room of our body and a symbol of human emotion.

The Heart of the Matter is produced by Anna Ledgard, Susie Hall (GOSH Arts) and Nicky Petto in association with Artsadmin, and is supported by the Wellcome Trust, the Blavatnik Family Foundation, Above & Beyond, Great Ormond Street Hospital.