The Bath Centre for Pain Research is 10 years old, and as part of our anniversary celebrations we have teamed up with 44AD artspace to produce a collaborative exhibition that brings together pain science and contemporary art.
We have invited associated artists to contribute to the exhibition that seeks to explore the very nature of pain, and how it is represented through art. We seek to stimulate a conversation with the local community as well as visitors to Bath about pain – the impact it has on us all, and to showcase the work we do in our Centre.
The Centre was established in 2010, and comprises a dedicated team of researchers who seek to explore how pain affects us, and the lives we live. Our goal is to better understand the mechanisms, function and impact of pain, and to develop more effective ways to manage it. Our research covers a range of themes, from how people think, feel and express their pain, through to the different social settings in which pain occurs, including family, healthcare, and work settings.
The exhibition has been funded through the University of Bath’s Public Engagement Unit.