Celebrating 20 Years at Westmead

Medical Imaging

About the photographer: Phillip George


Phillip George’s practice operates across zones of cultural difference - exploring and making connections between the complexities that exist between East and West.

George has exhibited widely over the past thirty years with exhibitions throughout Australia, Europe, America and Asia. In 2007, George received his Doctorate from the University of Western Sydney and in 2008 produced a seminal exhibition, Borderlands at the Casula Powerhouse in Sydney, NSW.

Exhibitions include Writing Landscape The Australian Centre for Photography 2015, Fog Garden Breenspace Sydney 2010, Photosynkyria 2001, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (2001); Particles, Artspace, Sydney (1997 il Mondo Mongrel Mnemosinon Mantra, Artspace, Auckland (1995).

Creative Statement

Documenting the medical imaging areas was the antithesis of my recent work photographing underwater and landscapes. Moving into the world of medical imaging is an area that explores the internal landscape of the body with the most cutting edge systems available in Australia and as a photographer this is a remarkable extension of human perception and internal exploration.

What stands out in the Medical Imaging Department is not the remarkable array of technology, impressive as it is, but the care, compassion, concern and professionalism the staff have for their patients. I was privileged to be permitted a brief window into this world.