2019 Exhibition Submission Criteria

Venue: The Prosectorium, Medical School Building
Date & Time: 10 am – 6 pm, Thursday 4th April 2019 
The Submission deadline is the 8th March 2019


The Human Anatomy Unit, University of Birmingham will be hosting the 2nd Anatomy Art Exhibition on Thursday 4th April 2019.


This year the Human Anatomy Unit is looking to commission artworks, in keeping with Illusionistic realism. The twelve best pieces (as judged by a panel of senior anatomists and educators, an art curator and a clinician) will be displayed in the Anatomy Art exhibition held in the Medical School Prosectorium, on the Thursday 4th April 2019. Following the exhibition, the artworks will be displayed in various parts of the Human Anatomy Unit and online.


This year the theme is Anatomy in the Prosectorium. Artworks will be expected to capture the reality of studying anatomy in the prosectorium, with a focus on the detailed anatomy of a chosen prosection within the context of the prosectorium. Entrants will be offered dedicated time in the prosectorium to study an anatomical specimen of their choice and to familiarise themselves with the prosectorium.

I want to enter, what do I do next?

If you would like to enter the exhibition competition, please read the eligibility criteria, submission and selection process sections below. If you meet the eligibility requirements, please email me the following details before November 15th, 2018:
• Forename
• Surname
• Course
• Year
• A 100 word summary of the work you anticipate producing.

Artist criteria for submission

Submitting artists must:
• Be a current student who has previously studied or currently studies anatomy within the medical school.
• Produce an original piece of work of their own.
• Use a medium which can be easily framed and potentially hung.
• Restrict the size of their work between A3 and A2.

Submission process

The Submission deadline is the 8th March 2019. Please email me a jpg of your work (completed or uncompleted) at least one week before the deadline date. I will then provide you with a submission form and organise an appropriate time for you to bring your artwork and completed submission form into the Human Anatomy Unit.

Selection process

All submitted artwork will be considered by a submission panel consisting of senior members of the Human Anatomy Unit and The Barber Institute of Fine Art. Submissions will be scored according to the following criteria (not ordered in priority):
• Anatomical accuracy
• Impact
• Aesthetics

Twelve pieces will be selected for the final exhibition, and all artists who submit work for consideration will be contacted by the 22nd March 2018. Decisions made by the panel will be final. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours Sincerely
Dr Shazan Chughtai