Competition – and the winner is…

There were so many great entries to our art competition that is was hard to decide on a winner.  We wish we had more prizes.

The winner for 2021 is Wendy Ballen with her fabulous wire figure shown below. You can see more of her work on her website here

Congratulations Wendy!


Hopefully by 2022 we will be back to running dissection events – if not then maybe another competition will be called for.



During February our fantastic team of Anatomy Night anatomists usually present live animal heart dissections throughout the globe.  The intention is to explain to the public how the heart works and to inspire a sense of awe and wonder in the human body.

We can’t do it in 2021.

Almost all of the venues will be affected by some sort of lockdown.  People are avoiding public gatherings.

We want to keep people as safe as possible but we still want to inspire people to understand their bodies.

We are calling on you to help us!  During January we want you to create something, an image, a power point slide, a drawing, a scuplture, a video, a comtemporary dance sequence (if you feel so inspired) that will inspire people to want to know more about their bodies, or fill them with awe and wonder at the body (we will accept animal as well as human). The image must not contain any real human remains.  Post your image on social media between 7-14th of Feb (the usual dates for Anatomy Nights events) and tag us in using @AnatomyNights and the hashtag #AnatomyNights.

The creation that inspires our judging panel  most will win the flower filled skull felt creation from @anatomyfound.


Joining the Anatomy Night founders on the judging panel will be two eminent figures in the art and anatomy world.

Ther first of these is Leonard Shapiro. Trained in the fine arts, Leonard currently teaches haptico-visual observation and drawing (HVOD) at the University of Cape Town. Leonard has also run HVOD workshops in anatomical drawing at Newcastle University and King’s College. He is currently running workshops as part of the Anatomical Society virtual winter meeting. More information about his work can be found here.

The second is Prof Gabrielle Finn, Vice Dean (TLS) and professor of medical education at Manchester University. Gabrielle is a pioneer in using art in anatomical education having run many seminars and public events. More information can be found here

Terms and conditions

The images must not contain any real human remains from donors (or anyone else).

Any customs costs from mailing the prize will need to be met by the recipient.

All images submitted to the competion can be used by AnatomyNights without seeking further permission

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