This series of works, 'Love The Skin Your In', is a direct response to the universal feelings of 'not being loved or accepted'. As a past Artist in Residence, in the Dermatology Department at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, the question of what defines perfection and beauty is one which fascinates Rhonda Fenwick… "Especially if a person looks different and doesn't fit into the accepted "norms" of society. The direct result of these experiences can often lead to isolation and people feeling rejected." Rhonda Fenwick gained a Millennium Award for her work within the department and is currently developing work around skin, skin disease and body image with three other artists in partnership within the hospital. The work will culminate in an exhibition at the Hancock Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne in November 2005.