Development & Alumni Relations Office 


27 March 2017

A Queen's University medical graduate living in Newtownards, County Down – Tuck Goh – has curated a photographic exhibition entitled ‘Please be seated…’ which will go on display at the Arts Care Gallery Wall in the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald from 1st May – 1st July 2017.

Originally from Malaysia, where he attended the Anglo-Chinese School in Ipoh, Tuck Goh arrived in Northern Ireland in 1979 to study for his A-levels in Coleraine Academical Institution. He qualified from Medical School at Queen's in 1985.

Arts Care, which was founded in 1991, is a unique Arts and Health Charity operated in partnership with Health and Social Care Trusts throughout Northern Ireland. It engages 19 Artists-in-Residence, a team of Northern Ireland ClownDoctors and many project artists who facilitate and co-ordinate participatory workshops and performances.  

Believing in the benefits of creativity to well-being, Arts Care makes all forms of art accessible to patients, clients, residents and staff in health and social care settings.

Tuck Goh left medicine for several years to work in commercial photography. When he took up his medical career again in 1997 in the Emergency Department at the Ulster Hospital, he continued to photograph, specialising mainly in weddings and portraiture.

With a keen interest in sports and musculo-skeletal medicine, Goh has practised acupuncture since 1998, obtaining a Diploma of Medical Acupuncture from the British Medical Acupuncture Society in 2004. He is currently the chairman of the Northern Ireland Group of the British Medical Acupuncture Society.

Over recent years, he has developed an interest in travel and street photography. ‘Please be seated…’ will feature images which attempt to document and depict the urban human interest, while also trying to incorporate a touch of geometric and graphic pattern.

To find out more, you can email Tuck Goh, visit his website or telephone +44 (0)7731 950 220.

Inquiries to Gerry Power, Communications Officer, Development and Alumni Relations Office at Queen’s; tel: +44 (0)28 9097 5321.


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