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‘Drawn Together’ Musgrove Park Hospital’s New Exhibition - 08 October 2013

‘Drawn Together’ Musgrove Park Hospital’s New Exhibition - 08 October 2013

The Art for Life team at Taunton’s Musgrove Park Hospital have been busy working with artists from across the South West of England to bring you another stimulating and uplifting exhibition in The Musgrove Gallery at the hospital.

Drawn Together
The new exhibition, running from Tuesday, 17th September until Monday, 11th November is called “Drawn Together”.
The exhibition explores the great number of forms, means and definitions of drawing as an activity, yet also responds to the very heart of the hospital in which it is located.
Bringing together fine art, illustration and architectural design, the exhibition investigates some of the ways in which drawings are created for different purposes and echoes the contrasts in the hospital environment, which range between the organic and the man or machine-made.
Richard Carman’s hand-drawn architectural illustrations sit side by side with computer-aided designs for the hospital’s new Jubilee Building. Meriel Thurstan’s botanical drawings collide with the sometimes industrial and architectural, abstract patterns and designs by Harriet Antink and Ken Hugill, which challenge the viewer to interpret their meaning and source beside the more figurative botanical organic renditions of plants.
Included in the exhibition are a set of small composition designs by Michael Tarr, in which he has focused solely on the formal elements of design in order to plan for larger scale paintings.
Art for Life curator, Sara Dudman explained: “We are delighted to bring this inspiring and exciting exhibition to patients, staff and visitors of Musgrove Park Hospital. Our aim is to use artwork to relieve stress and enhance the experience of being in the hospital.”

Click here to download the 'Drawn Together' poster, which includes details of the exhibition.