DrawingOut News

Drawing competition: Winners announced!

July 15, 2020

There were 35 fabulous entries from all over the world to our drawing competition ‘Living in lockdown with invisible illness’, as you can see here. The judges were impressed by the high quality of the artwork and the many powerful and moving ways that people had found to express their experiences. Prizes were awarded for […]

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DrawingOut used with victims of violent conflict in Myanmar

April 17, 2020
Small tree sheltered by large tree

DrawingOut has been used to capture the experiences of ordinary women and men living amidst violent conflict in Kachin state, Myanmar. A team of artists and activists from Myanmar, and academics from the UK and USA, worked with local participants living in camps for internally displaced persons. Over three days, the workshop participants created drawings […]

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DrawingOut Activity Booklet Available

April 16, 2020

We created a DrawingOut Activity Booklet for those who cannot or prefer not to access a computer or any other type of electronic device. Download and print the booklet and follow the step-by-step exercises to create your own visual metaphors. Remember you can submit your drawings to our galleries at any time. Download the Booklet […]

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New Chronic Kidney Disease DrawingOut workshop and booklet

December 17, 2019

A new booklet about Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) based on the DrawingOut method has been produced. It uses the artwork and words of young adults with this disease, and of specialists who support them. The Workshop The workshop was based on The DrawingOut method. Participants were invited to use drawing and collage to illustrate their […]

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New journal article based on the DrawingOut method published

September 16, 2019

This new journal article in Human Reproduction describes how DrawingOut was used to find out how women from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds experience infertility. You can find it here: https://academic.oup.com/humrep/article-abstract/34/9/1735/5549538?redirectedFrom=fulltext

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Graphic Medicine conference 2019 in Brighton

June 21, 2019

Lisa El Refaie will be presenting a paper about the visual metaphors produced by participants in two of our DrawingOut workshops (Friday, 12 July 2019, 14.00). The main argument is that such visual metaphors can often express the unique experiences of individual patients more accurately than verbal language. Find more information about Graphic Medicine and […]

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DrawingOut at the Fertility Fest 2019

April 30, 2019

We were at the Fertility Fest 2019, in the Barbican – London. We discussed race, religion and reproduction, and talked about our work with women from a minority ethnic and/or religious background. Read all about the event here: https://www.fertilityfest.com/race-reproduction-barbican

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Experiences of Endometriosis in Wales

March 26, 2019

This project was part of a consultation exercise to the Welsh Government. It was conducted by an undergraduate student and a group of female academics at Cardiff University. It set out to understand experiences of  living with endometriosis in Wales. Outputs Experiences of Endometriosis in Wales booklet The women involved A group of fourteen women […]

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Thorns and Flowers – Infertility experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic Women

This project was carried out by an interdisciplinary team of female researchers at Cardiff and Aberystwyth universities and set out to understand the infertility experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Women using their own words and artwork. This project was the winner of the Welsh Crucible/Learned Society of Wales Award and was set up to find out: […]

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