Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Who won the logo competition?

You'll have to come to Camelot to find out!

In the interests of encouraging present and future medical graduates to continue doing the things that keep them sane.

Creative Doctors invites you to our annual
Thursday 10th September 2015 at 7.00 pm
at the Camelot Lounge
19 Marrickville Rd Marrickville 2204

Have you been to Camelot before?
If so, you will know what fun we have at our Creative Doctors Performer's Nights.

If you can sing, dance or play a musical instrument, tell a joke or perform amazing sleight of hand we would like to see you there. Short films are also welcome
Whatever your performance preference we can
give you an opportunity to show your colleagues what you can do
If you are a medical graduate or are planning to be soon, come join us; strut your stuff or watch your esteemed colleagues strut theirs.
We only do this once a year - so don't miss your chance!
The Camelot Lounge is a great venue  with two stages and a baby grand, a sophisticated sound system (complete with an accomplished sound engineer) and the capacity to screen short films.
Entry is free, thanks to our sponsor Judith Babich of Active Locums. 
You can buy drinks and a pizza/mezza plate from the bar and enjoy the show

RSVP by Friday 28th August to Howard Gwynne
0402827156 howard@aya.yale.edu
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Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Free Online Course in Medical Humanities

Creative Doctors has just found a free online course in Medical Humanities.

Susan Levine and Steve Reid

The course will be presented over 6 weeks for 3 hours a week by Dr Susan Levine (anthropologist) and Prof Steve Reid (general practitioner) from the University of Capetown, and delivered through an online education provider called "FutureLearn".
Beginning on September 21st the course promises to "question our propensity to separate the body from the mind in healthcare, consider what defines humanity, and share points of connection and difference between art and medicine" . It sounds to us like something that would be of interest to many Creative Doctors, especially  since it will also allow an online exchange of ideas with like-minded learners from all over the world.
Here's a link to more information about the course

FutureLearn is an interesting find. Launched in September 2013 it offers free online courses from respected institutions and cultural organisations from all over the world, including many universities in the UK, some from other parts of Europe and two Australian universities, UNSW and Monash University. You may like to look at some of the other courses the website has to offer. In the Creative Arts and Media section, for example, we found courses ranging from dental photography(!) to filmmaking and fiction writing.
And, in case you want to go back to subjects medical, there's a course on  Clinical Supervision with Confidence (find it here) designed for those supervising trainee doctors being offered by the University of East Anglia starting on 17th August (4hrs a week for 2 weeks) that might also be of interest.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

5 STORIES - a New Exhibition of Work by Margo Hoekstra

One member of Creative Doctors who is convinced of the value of creative endeavour is Margo Hoekstra.
Margo, when she's not practicing medicine, runs the Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School in honour of her late husband, the internationally reknown Australian sculptor Tom Bass, who founded the school in 1974. (Here's the link to Tom on Wikipedia where you can also find images of some of his best known works)
The school has been a registered not-for-profit organisation since 2003 and next year will award the inaugural Tom Bass Prize, Australia's first national prize for figurative sculpture.

Margo is an accomplished sculptor in her own right and her works have been featured here on this blog in the past.
On show at the Studio from 5th August until the 2nd September will be an exhibition of 25 of Margo's works entitled 5 STORIES featuring five different chapters of her creative life from the last 30 years.

If you'd like to meet Margo and be inspired, she will be at the Studio School on Saturday 22nd August between 1 and 4 pm then, on Saturday 29th August at 2 pm, she will be there again to give an Artists Talk. The School is at 1a Clara St Erskineville NSW.

If you're interested in learning whether this art form meets your creative needs go to the Sculpture School website where you'll find  information about a number of special workshops as well as details of the School's introductory and ongoing courses. I quite fancy the one day soapstone carving workshop - it sounds like fun.