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Art for Life's Hidden Talents exhibition underway at Musgrove - 21 September 2017

Art for Life's Hidden Talents exhibition underway at Musgrove - 21 September 2017

 

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A new art exhibition is well underway at Musgrove Park and this time all the contributions have come from over 30 of the hospital's own talented staff.

This is all part of the hospital's Art for Life's Hidden Talents exhibition that celebrates the creativity of the Musgrove Park community.

The artwork can be seen at the Wall Gallery (next to the Jubilee M&S concourse) and the Musgrove Gallery (on the first floor between the Queen's and Duchess buildings).

The theme of the exhibiton is Colour & Light, with no restrictions on medium works include painting, photography, drawings, prints, jewellery and textile pieces offering patients, staff and visitors a wealth of work to explore. This intentionally open-ended theme was offered to allow the community to respond as they chose artistically, and this exhibition features that range of responses.

Jo Wilson, who works at the hospital's Beacon Centre, was encouraged to take part in the exhibition after attending three workshops in painting, photography and printmaking which Art for Life organised for staff.

“I had to be encouraged by a colleague to submit my work, because I didn’t have the confidence. In the end I thought ‘just do it’ and hope that my work compares favourably.

“Creating pieces of art, in any medium, is really good for your wellbeing. It takes concentration, is a wonderful way of practising mindfulness, hopefully giving you some pleasure while you’re doing it."

Jo Giraffe

Dawn Bloomfield, former medical secretary and Art for Life volunteer, said: “Thinking back to when I’ve been a patient, I think the environment as a whole in a hospital is lifted with art around.

“I hope the scenes I paint might provoke some happy memories for patients, and help to distract them from other issues they might be experiencing."

The exhibition is open daily and continues until 7 November.

For more information about Art for Life, its work, or upcoming events or workshops, please visit http://www.artforlife.nhs.uk or contact artforlife@tst.nhs.uk or 01823 342 488

Wall Gallery