Visual artist Elson Kambalu will hold an exhibition in Malawiâ€™s commercial city, Blantyre, on Tuesday in an effort to take medical research to lay minds.
Dubbed Where Art Clinical Research, the showcase at that Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome (MLW) Trust headquarters is part of the Art in Global Health project which has set up six creative minds in Kenya, Malawi, Thailand, Vietnam and UK to unknot lay mindsâ€™ experiences with health studies.
Since April, Kambalu has been listening to curious villagersâ€™ stories about the gaps between traditional and modern medicine as well as what the future might hold.
Kambalu heads to the venue at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital with a documentary film blending experiences of villagers, researchers and Kambaluâ€™s fellow artists in resident.
Apart from recruiting model Tad Winnie Mandala, the artist will feature Afro-jazz star Agorosso and emergent Jaco Jana in the exhibition he described as â€œexciting and a worthwhile variety of reed-and-soil displays inspired by Chikhwawa womenâ€.
Last month, MLW science communications officer Tamara Chipasula commended Kambalu for bringing simplicity, harnessing variety and signposting community entry points where many find the life-saving information heavy.