Oshi_HBA MuseumOshi Swarup, The Circulation of Life, 2014, oil on paper (detail)

Oshi Swarup

“From my studies in pathology and anatomy dissection, I have learnt that our bodies are part of the same lifecycle, no matter our differences or our lives, at the end we all start and end with the same dust.”

Oshi is a second year Doctor of Medicine student at The University of Melbourne, and is undertaking her placement at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. She previously studied a Bachelor of Biomedicine, majoring in Anatomy and has a keen interest in the intersection of art and medicine.

See artwork alongside the real human specimens that inspired them, learn about historical anatomical models and wax moulages, and listen to the artists share their own personal museum experiences.Join a tour of the Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology and learn about our recent artist collaborations. Penny MacKay is our first resident artist for our newly created ‘Short Term Art in Biomedical Science Residency’ in collaboration with St Vincent’s Hospital, along with students from the Victorian College of the Arts and Medicine programs.



Beneath the Skin


Oil Painting


Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology


The University of Melbourne