Publication Prescriptions: Artists’ Books on Wellbeing and Medicine

The exhibition catalogue Prescriptions: Artists’ Books on Wellbeing and Medicine has been published: it explores the role book arts can play in raising awareness of the richness and value of lived accounts of illness.

The catalogue features work by 82 artists from 15 countries who participated in the exhibition Prescriptions that took place in the Beaney Art Museum in Canterbury in 2016. It also includes essays by medical humanities scholars that introduce this dynamic and intimate medium to the arts and health community. It is accompanied by an interactive website where visitors can learn more about artists’ books and contribute to the project:

If you are a health professional educator, patient advocate or represent an arts and health organisation and would like to receive a free copy of the catalogue to share with members of your group, please get in touch with Dr Stella Bolaki at or on Twitter ‎@ArtistsBooks1.