PATIENTS IS KEY, 2018

Exhibited as part of ‘What’s Going On Upstairs’

A key safe overfilled with keys with multi-coloured tags was hanging in the office of an eating disorder clinic and became the inspiration for Patients is Key. In this artwork, each tag has hand stitched words which represent being both a patient and a carer within the healthcare system. The coloured tags have been laid out in the same format as a Body Mass Index chart.

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The keys represent the physicality of the patient being locked into a clinic for their safety, and also being locked into the mental torture of  an eating disorder.

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At Death’s Door

Magnetic noticeboard on front of key safe with photographs of young people who have lost their lives due to anorexia nervosa…models, a gymnast, singers, and an author. Butterfly magnets had been found abandoned in a bedroom of an eating disorder clinic.

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Measurement: 35cm x 55cm x 9cm


To be exhibited in:

The London Eating Disorder Conference, QEII Centre, Westminster (20th-22nd March 2019)

Exhibited in:

‘What’s Going On Upstairs’, The Knitting & Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, Gallery TG11, London (2018)

‘What’s Going On Upstairs’, The Knitting & Stitching Show, The RDS, Gallery TG6, Simmonscourt, Dublin, (2018)

‘What’s Going On Upstairs’, The Knitting & Stitching Show, Harrogate Convention Centre, Gallery TG2, Harrogate (2018)