Scanning for Gold


A Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) project, Scanning for Gold has scanned five university athletes, all training for London 2012, at the Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre at BSMS, and has profiled them in action with professional photography.

Gordon Kay and David Mellor have led the project combining clinical imaging scans of Olympic hopefuls training at the renowned Chelsea School of sports science, combined with action and portrait images for a striking visual arts exhibition and community engagement launch event. This project shows how anatomy and sports science can help us understand more about what makes a  high-performance athlete deliver results. Also to be presented as a regional tour visiting the University of Brighton’s Chelsea School and Jubilee Library, Brighton, and the new University of Brighton sports centre at Falmer.

Monday, 17th May 2010 lecture with Prof Darrell Evans, Associate Dean and Head of Anatomy at BSMS; Dr Malcolm Johnston, Consultant Radiologist at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust; and Dr Gary Brickley, Senior Lecturer at Chelsea School, University of Brighton.

Tuesday, 11th May to Sunday 6th June 2010, exhibition at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex

Monday 7th to Monday 21st 2010 Scanning for Gold installation at Jubilee Library, Brighton

Tuesday 22nd June to Monday 6th July 2010  Sussex Coast College, Hastings

Monday 6th July to Tuesday 20th July  2010, Arundel Cafe, Brighton General Hospital, Brighton

Wednesday 21st July to Wednesday 4th August 2010 Eastbourne Library, Eastbourne

And further dates into September until the end of the year.