DM

Move your pointing device over the image to zoom to detail. If using a mouse click on the image to toggle zoom.
When in zoom mode use + or - keys to adjust level of image zoom.

Date:2002

Description:Jacqueline Donachie

DM, 2002

The artist writes her story of a genetical disorder which has affected certain members of her family including her father, brother, sister and niece. This disorder is called Myotonic Dystrophy (DM), it affects around 1 in 8000 people in the UK. Symptoms are primarily muscle stiffness (myotonia) and muscle wasting (dystrophy). At this time there is no cure.

In researching DM, Donachie read of a place in Quebec, Canada, '...that had an instance of the disease ten times that of the national average...' On 28th August 2001, Donachie travelled to Canada for a seven day trip to investigate the disease. She took with her Professor Keith Johnson and Dr Darren Monckton, both of whom are from the IBLS Division of Molecular Genetics at the University of Glasgow. Donachie's sister also attended making up the group of one artist, one professor, one doctor and one DM sufferer.

The photographs are candid portraits of sufferers, doctors, researchers and students (from the University of Glasgow). The text which accompanies the photographs informs the reader of the subjects' names, professions, locations and, in the case of suferers, other relatives affected by DM.

The project was supported by a Research Award from the SciArt Consortium, with additional support from Copus, the UK Science Communication Partnership.


Timeline

The timeline shows resources around this location over a number of years.

1560s
Portrait of Dorothy Shirley
Portrait of Dorothy Shirley

Pierre Quesnel (formerly attributed to) (fl. 1561-1580) Portrait of Dorothy Shirley, ...

1600s
Landscape with Bridge
Landscape with Bridge

Jan Josephsz van Goyen (after) Landscape with Bridge, 1600-1900 Oil on panel 158mm ...

1620s
Untitled
Untitled

Anthony van Dyck (after) (1599-1641) Untitled, 1621 - 1700 Oil on canvas 1130mm ...

1640s
Gay Company
Gay Company

Unknown artist Gay Company, 1640 Oil on board 407mm x 600mm View of a domestic interior ...

1670s
Cavalcade of the Princes of Nassau
Cavalcade of the Princes of Nassau

Adriaen Pietersz van de Venne (After) (1589-1662) Cavalcade of the Princes of Nassau, ...

1690s
Self Portrait by Candlelight
Self Portrait by Candlelight

Godfried Schalcken (1643 - 13th November 1706) Self Portrait by Candlelight, 1695 ...

1720s
Garland of Flowers
Garland of Flowers

Jan Baptist Morel (attributed to) Garland of Flowers, 1720-1730 Oil on canvas 435mm ...

1770s
Samuel Greatheed
Samuel Greatheed

Richard Houston Samuel Greatheed, 1770 Ink on paper engraving 320mm x 220mm The ...

1790s
James Bisset
James Bisset

Unknown artist James Bisset, 1793 Oil on canvas 740mm x 615mm James Bisset (1761 ...

1810s
Rollesby Church, Norfolk
Rollesby Church, Norfolk

John Sell Cotman (1782-1842) Rollesby Church, Norfolk, 1813 Watercolour on paper 185mm ...

1830s
Untitled
Untitled

Hokugan (fl. 1816-1832) Untitled 1832 Ink on paper 355mm x 240mm The Kabuki ...

1850s
Landscape with Stream and Bridge
Landscape with Stream and Bridge

Thomas Baker (1808-1864) Landscape with Stream and Bridge, 1852 Oil on canvas A ...

1870s
Meadows At Shottery
Meadows At Shottery

J. Lawrence Hart (fl. 1872-1906 d. 1907) Meadows At Shottery Watercolour on paper ...

1890s
Summer Ploughing
Summer Ploughing

Frederick William Newton Whitehead (1853-1938) Summer Ploughing, 1891 Oil on canvas ...

1910s
Dr Frederick Haynes
Dr Frederick Haynes

Annie Edwards Dr Frederick Haynes, 1910 Oil on canvas A portrait of Dr Frederick ...

1920s
Suffolk Harvest
Suffolk Harvest

Algernon Talmage (1871-1939) A Suffolk Harvest, 1929 Oil on canvas 730mm x 1040mm ...

1940s
Self Portrait, 57 Albert Bridge Road
Self Portrait, 57 Albert Bridge Road

Sir Terry Frost (13th October 1915 - 1 September 2003) Self Portrait, 57 Albert ...

1960s
Hut Circle
Hut Circle

John Maries Hut Circle, 1967 Oil on canvas 1000mm x 1250mm An abstract painting ...

1980s
A Worcestershire Scene
A Worcestershire Scene

Thomas Baker (1808-1864) A Worcestershire Scene, 1836 Watercolour on paper 185mm ...

2000s
The Traveller
The Traveller

Jean-Pierre Kunzler The Traveller, 2005 Oil on canvas Reflectiveness and contemplation ...

Share:

Link to this resource

Donor ref: LEAMG : A1016.2003 (64/24595)

Source: Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

Copyright information: Copyrights to all resources are retained by the individual rights holders. They have kindly made their collections available for non-commercial private study & educational use. Re-distribution of resources in any form is only permitted subject to strict adherence to the usage guidelines.