Artist in residence

Hugh Turvey 2011

Hugh Turvey is the artist in residence at the British Institute of Radiology. Hugh’s work bridges the gap between art and science, graphic design and pure photography and is utilised in a myriad of applications including public art, commercial/marketing/advertising, design/publishers, TV/film and architects/interior designers.

Hugh was awarded a Royal Photographic Society Honorary Fellowship in 2014 and became fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2016 after achievements in the management of public sector projects and volunteering expertise for the benefit of the community.

Hugh creates “Xograms” a technique which uses hands-on x-ray imagery made with large sheets of x-ray sensitive B/W film. To develop "Xograms" he uses a range of techniques including overexposure, multiple exposure, chemical processing, filtering, rigs, mechanics, physics, happy accidents, photography, trial and error and hand colouring.

His work has appeared in private and public collections and has featured in National Geographic Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, The Science Imaging Journal, Wellcome Trust News, Synergy, I Science ( Imperial College ) and The Royal Photographic Society.

Hugh has designed interior wall spaces for hospital X-ray and radiotherapy departments areas all designed to reduce stress and improve patient experience including University College Hospital, London, Benenden Hospital and the Robert White Centre, Dorset County Hospital.


Images: Hugh's work in University College Hospital London radiotherapy department.

Hugh has presented his work and ideas at BIR events and has delivered a webinar for BIR about his work. Watch the recording here (members only)


Hugh Turvey on the web

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