College launches RCPsych Insight cover art exhibition

Dr Trudi Seneviratne at the RCPsych Insight cover art exhibition
Dr Trudi Seneviratne at the RCPsych Insight cover art exhibition

We've launched a special exhibition to celebrate the cover art of RCPsych Insight, our magazine for members.

The exhibition is on display at our London headquarters (in Café 21) and features framed prints of all 23 covers of the magazine.

Members who wish to find out more about the stories behind each cover can read detailed descriptions written by Gemma Mulreany, RCPsych Insight Editorial Manager and Frances Wotherspoon, Editorial Assistant.

These notes are available on our dedicated exhibition page and are also available to download or print.

A launch event was held at the College on Thursday 4 May and featured a talk by Emily (@21andsensory), who was commissioned to design one of our RCPsych Insight covers (Issue 20).

Emily is an illustrator, graphic designer and podcaster who is autistic and dyslexic. She was asked to design a cover on the topic of ‘Navigating neurodivergence’ to highlight an article that explored the challenges faced by psychiatrists (and other doctors) who are autistic and in training or job roles.

She commented on her design:

“The idea behind my cover design is that the person (representative of an autistic psychiatrist or doctor) is looking down on a maze and is trying to navigate it by getting the four metallic balls to each corner all at once... which is very tricky.

“The person is trying to get these multiple balls past big obstacles like stress, stigma and masking to get to the four positive corners which are balance, career, acceptance and empathy.

“I wanted to show how much of a balancing act it can be trying to focus on your career and doing the best for your patients whilst also being autistic and needing to prioritise your own wellbeing all at the same time.”

The exhibition is open to members from the start of May and will run for six months.

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