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Institute chairman exhibits sculptures in London

Institute chairman Professor Shaughn O’Brien is set to show off one of his lesser-known talents at a major London art show.

The renowned obstetrician will unveil three of his sculptures at the Royal Society of Medicine in London as part of the Medical Art Society’s annual exhibition. His haunting figures and abstract works draw inspiration from his medical background.

Prof. O’Brien, who is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Keele University Medical School, has dedicated Fridays to his artistic passion for the last three years. His works on display at the RSM include a bronze portrait of a young woman and a second bronze piece inspired by the Mozart opera La Finta Giardiniera.

He will also be showing a plaster model called ‘Imaginary Public Commission for Stoke-on-Trent Year of Culture 2021.’

The art show comes just a fortnight after Prof O’Brien addressed doctors from the country in a lecture at the RSM called Premenstrual Syndrome – All You Need To Know. It covered his latest research into the subject, new disorder classifications and treatment guidelines.

The Medical Art Society was formed in 1935 to celebrate the work of doctors who paint, draw and sculpt in their spare time. It’s annual exhibition took place this year in the RSM’s atrium from Monday, July 24th to Saturday, July 29th.