Wellcome goes graphic

30 September 2011

As Wellcome Collection regulars will know, the Medicine Man gallery is full of intriguing objects collected by Henry Wellcome during his lifetime, each with their own story to tell. Both Henry and his objects proved inspirational to a group of Camden Summer University students who spent a week at Wellcome Collection learning how to create graphic novels and producing their own artwork.

The students studied contemporary graphic novels and historic comic books in the Wellcome Library’s collections to get them started, but soon developed their own stories and began drawing these into life.

The resulting artwork was displayed in an exhibition of work produced by students attending various Camden Summer University courses this year, hosted by The Swiss Cottage Gallery in Swiss Cottage Central Library from September 8-17.

See if you can spot the Medicine Man objects and themes in the students’ work, which have been photographed and included in the Wellcome Images collection. You can examine them all in greater detail in our set on Flickr.