As part of the 3 year Arts Council funded In & Out of Hospital arts programme, we worked with a trio of artists to work with patients from the Princess Royal Spinal Cord Injuries Centre. Between June 2017 and May 2018, Coralie Turpin (mosaics), Jason Thomson (sculpture) and Seiko Kinoshita (weaving) took it in turns to deliver their creative skills workshops, teaching patients new techniques and supporting them to create small artworks. These artworks are currently on display in the Avenue of the Millennium Galleries until 10th September.
The project provided opportunities for patients and their visitors to learn new crafts, socialise with other patients and develop new hobbies, whilst also providing creative and relaxing ways to fill their free time, contribute to their well being and improve their experience of being in hospital.
The oak frames, made especially for this work by furniture maker John Thatcher, contain the artwork made by the patients, alongside original artwork produced by the artists and inspired by time spent with patients in the Centre
This project was funded by Sheffield Hospitals Charity and Arts Council England (National Lottery). To find out more about Arts In Health or to make a donation to keep projects like this going visit Sheffield Hospitals Charity website