Early in 2020, Arts in Health put out a call for artists and were thrilled to receive 55 applications from around the UK and beyond! The first two artists to exhibit were chosen from this selection by a panel including members of the Arts in Health team, a senior clinician and one of the Trust’s Public Governors.
Seven Hills Gallery
After a call out to staff earlier in the year, and following consultation with the Arts in Health team staff and representatives from PEC, a name was chosen for the art gallery. The Seven Hills Gallery is situated on the Huntsman dining room corridor on D floor, where the ‘Wall of Thanks’ was on display.
The gallery’s aims are to enhance the hospital environment for patients, visitors and staff by making it feel brighter and more welcoming. Arts in Health want to help patients and visitors feel more relaxed by showing beautiful, calming and interesting artworks, whilst also providing the opportunity for artists to exhibit their work professionally in a busy public space.
The Seven Hills Gallery is kindly funded by Sheffield Hospitals Charity, and the commission on any artworks sold will go to them. All the artwork currently on display is for sale. For enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The radiography department approached us during the Covid-19 outbreak with a special request for arts resources for their staff to enjoy during their breaks with the aim of helping counteract some of the additional stresses and pressure they are likely to be experiencing at this difficult time.
With funding from Sheffield Hospitals Charity, we put together an art box stocked with a variety of arts & crafts materials, including glitter pens, patterned paper and sparkly stick on gem stones.
On Thursday 17 September 2020, we are launching our brand new Staff Art Club. The first series of six workshops will focus on mosaics and is being delivered by experienced artist and workshop leader Coralie Turpin via Microsoft Teams (video conferencing). We are working in collaboration with Museums Sheffield, choosing works of art in their collection as inspiration. Staff will receive their own mosaic kit and Coralie will show examples, demonstrate cutting and placing skills, and offer one-to-one support.
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals’ Chief Executive, Kirsten Major, unveiled our ‘Wall of Thanks’ on 4 August 2020 in the brand new gallery corridor at the Northern General Hospital. Images of colourful rainbows, flowers and hearts were created by children and families of our hospital staff and local residents and now serve as a tribute to the workforce of all our hospitals and community services.
Boredom Buster #1 Summer 2020
Jam packed with mood-enhancing articles, fun activities, games and puzzles, this is a collaborative 48-page newspaper produced by University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Trust, Culture Weston and the National Performance and Advisory Group Arts, Design and Heritage in Hospitals Network. To order your copies, contact email@example.com with the number of copies required, contact name, ward number and hospital site.
For National Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2020, the Arts in Health team would like to invite you and your household to try out this fun Rainbow Suncatcher craft to display in your window at home. The rainbow has become the international symbol of hope during the Corona Virus outbreak with bright and colourful rainbow-themed artwork springing up in windows across the world helping to convey heartfelt messages of thanks to healthcare and other key workers, as well as being a beacon of hope in the communities.
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The Arts in Health team relies on the goodwill of our dedicated team of volunteers. We also regularly work with professional artists and musicians on a variety of creative projects across the Trust.