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Synapse 6: Dr George Poonkhin Khut and The Childrens Hospital at Westmead


The Synapse initiative supports creative partnerships between scientists and artists through the residency program, a database of international art/science collaborations, an archived discussion list and the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage program, which supports longer-term partnerships between artists and scientists in academic research settings.

Dr George Poonkhin Khut + Kids Rehab at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (Sydney, NSW)

Artist, Dr George Khut, has established a unique practice over the past decade making body-focused interactive artworks that invite people to explore and reflect on their experience of themselves and the world around them. In his Synapse residency, Khut will work alongside Dr Angie Morrow, a paediatrician with Kids Rehab at The Childrens Hospital Westmead. Together they will pursue research into the development of an interactive, multimedia device for children to aid in the relief of pain and anxiety associated with undergoing recurrent painful rehabilitative and surgical procedures. At the completion of the residency the research will be used to inform the production of a device for clinical trialling in 2012 with the financial backing of the Kirby Foundation.

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