by Anke Fox

Artist-in-residence, Anke Fox, taught medical students how to weave as part of the Medical Humanities-HEALS program in the fall of 2013. This collaborative project gave the students the opportunity to:

  • learn a new skill
  • explore an ancient craft
  • study colour, texture and shape
  • slow down and consider touch
  • discover the healing power of art
  • foster tactile awareness and sensitivity

Her tapestry called "Touch" is housed in the entryway to Theatres A and B in the Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building. The project was funded by the Robert Pope Foundation.

Weaving for Medical Students from Dalhousie University on Vimeo.

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