Welcome to Exhibiting Pain, a PhD research project looking at how creativity may help people to communicate the experience of living with long-term* physical pain (see General Information). The project explores audience responses to viewing the works and the use of social media based exhibitions to share them.
Data collection for the research ceased on 9th October 2016 and is now being analysed, using multimodal and social semiotic approaches. Both the Facebook group and this exhibition remain live so that the benefits of sharing these works can continue. Additional works can now be added to the galleries.
All works featured have been created by someone who lives with long-term pain and who has chosen to exhibit their piece. Please respect their copyright and the sensitive nature of the content posted here.
Thank you for your interest in the Exhibiting Pain research project. Please click on the image below to enter the exhibition or select a work from one of the menus (images or titles).
* Chronic or persistent pain is that which has lasted over 3 months