Celebrating 20 Years at Westmead

Biomedical Engineering

About the photographer: ARTHUR GEORGESON


Arthur was born in Sydney and has been engaged with photographic processors since the 1970’s.

Arthur has shown in shows at the Australian Centre of Photography, Roslyn Oxley Gallery, Penrith Regional Gallery, North Sydney Contemporary Gallery, Montpellier Gallery in France and the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art in Greece.

Arthur’s work has a tendency to move between two poles - straight photography and the relationships between objects and signs and symbols of the environment and the dramatic and magical character of the riddle of reality that photography presents to us.

Creative Statement

When I was invited to be a part of this project I had no hesitation in accepting. Like many others, I have had family and friends with children who have needed medical treatment. My niece had a very premature baby who was looked after by the incredible doctors, nurses and staff of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Often we see the people on the front line, but we don’t see the people, machines and mechanics going on behind the scenes in areas like Bio-Medical Engineering.

I really enjoyed the opportunity to go behind the scenes and visit these highly technical, innovative men and women. We talked as I took pictures. For them it was just another day on the job, for me it was an insight into their talents that are often take for granted.