Invisible Dust

London | Sunday 18 November
Pollution level: Moderate

‘Breathe’ House of Commons talk tomorrow


15/10/2012

Turner updated, talk on Tuesday 16th October, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

House of Commons, Committee Room 14, SW1A 0AA

To Book:   email postevents@parliament.uk or telephone 020 7219 8377. (On Monday 15th October – Tickets are still available)

Monet could have been an early pollution monitor, recording Victorian smog levels in his paintings. Scientists believe that it may be possible to work out what particles made up the smog, by looking at the colour in Monet’s paintings.

Famously artists, including Monet and Turner have painted the effects of air pollution over the Houses of Parliament.

In tomorrow’s talk Artist Dryden Goodwin, will explore his new work, Breathe, a large scale video projection on the roof of St Thomas’ Hospital, opposite the Houses of Parliament taking place each night from 8th – 28th October 2012. Dryden Goodwin produced over 1300 drawings of his five year old son to create the animation and was inspired by the hospital’s location opposite the Houses of Parliament. Monet painted many of his famous images from a room in St Thomas’.

His scientific collaborator Professor Frank Kelly, will discuss the effects of the effects of air pollution on children’s health. Professor Kelly leads the EXHALE study which is investigating the implications of the Low Emission Zone on the lung health of 8 year olds in East London, funded by the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London.

The talk is Chaired by Joan Walley MP Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee which hosts the talk together with the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology’s (POST). Professor Frank Kelly has previously been an expert adviser to the Environmental Audit Committee.

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