The Cancer Research UK Imperial Centre is delighted to celebrate the exhibition by Rina Dave ‘The People Who Are Keeping Me Alive’ which will be on display in the College’s Main Entrance from Exhibition Road at South Kensington from 17th – 30th of November.
The exhibition has focused on 20-25 individuals who are responsible for the care of one cancer patient, Rina Dave. It portrays the people behind the profession from three different hospitals: Charing Cross, Hammersmith, and Stanmore, but also her GP and her Chinese herbalist. Rina Dave has stage four cancer, and during her many treatments she has met different teams of professionals from technicians to surgeons who are involved working across disciplines in some way or the other in the care and wellbeing of the patient.
In every person she has come into contact with Rina has been impressed with the care and compassion she has received and the many different specialities which have enabled her to get the treatment that she needs. Through her exhibition Rina depicts how important they were in her treatment in giving her the strength and energy to survive and stay strong. It is important to Rina that each portrait gives the audience an insight into what it is about these people that give them the strength and inspiration to carry on working in such an environment. The exhibition itself will be colourful, full of life and with a sense of humour.