What: Exhibition, ‘Showcase’, key works from the UK’s first and only art collection specifically created to improve health and wellbeing.
When: Wednesday 15 – Saturday 18 June 2016, 11:00am – 6:00pm
Where: Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU
Showcase features a variety of printed, painted, drawn, sculptural, and digital artworks, and will also comprise a programme of talks, tours, and events.
National arts and health charity Paintings in Hospitals announces today an exhibition highlighting key artworks from their extensive collection. Selected from over 4,000 artworks, the exhibition reveals how this 57-year-old charity continues to challenge ideas about the kind of artwork deemed suitable for health and social care spaces with a range of contemporary pieces from leading artists, including Antony Gormley, Ian Davenport, Susan Derges, Albert Irvin, and John Carter.
Since its founding in 1959, Paintings in Hospitals has been a pioneer in championing the belief that high-quality, original artworks can make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of patients, service users and those who care for them. This belief has been reinforced in recent years by studies that show the measurable benefits, including reduced drug consumption, shorter recovery periods and lower anxiety levels.
The unique Paintings in Hospitals loan collection has been created to provide comfort and relief, helping patients, visitors and staff to better interact and cope with their environment. All health and social care providers are welcome to borrow from the collection.
Showcase features a range of printed, painted, drawn, sculptural, comprise a programme of talks, tours, and events.
Paintings in Hospitals are running two ‘artWalks Specials’ as part of their Showcase exhibition. Choose between Wednesday 15 June and Friday 17 June, and join us at the Menier Gallery!
Tickets are available here.
CREATIVITY AND WELLBEING WEEK 2016
The Week will take place from 13-19 June 2016. London Arts in Health Forum is coordinating Creativity and Wellbeing Week and is delighted to be collaborating with the National Alliance for Arts Health.
The Week will consist of a huge range of independently managed events and activities, providing something for everyone with an interest in the arts, health and wellbeing. Creativity and Wellbeing Week is generously supported by the Arts Council England through its support for London Arts in Health Forum, which is a National Portfolio organisation.