Primary Care is an exhibition currently showing at the Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hākena (Dunedin, New Zealand). It brings together a selection of artworks, photographs, ephemera and archival materials to consider aspects of physical, spiritual, community, mental and public health. The exhibition represents a range of approaches to health and wellbeing, and traces the history of developments in the medical field. It includes items relating to health promotion and disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment, patient education, deinstitutionalisation, community care and Māori health.
Among the work on display is one of Dunedin Public Hospital’s most treasured artworks, borrowed for the exhibition: ‘Your Health is Your Wealth’ by Dame Robin White. [Read more…]