‘Beyond the Big C’ Exhibition at the PEH

| May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

A series of paintings created by service users of Europe’s largest Cancer Hospital, The Christie Hospital in the UK, will be exhibited at the PEH from Thursday 29 May. The exhibition coincides with the launch of a pilot project delivering gentle art activities to patients while they undergo Chemotherapy at the PEH. Lottie Barnes, GAC’s Community Arts Development Manager and Arts Coordinator HSSD, is working in partnership with Patricia Mountford, the ‘Artist in Residence’ at The Christie Hospital, to help develop Art in Health projects in Guernsey.

Lottie Barnes from Guernsey Arts Commission said:
“I visited Patricia’s art class a number of times and was so impressed with what she’s developed and the impact it is having on the lives of service users. It was clear to see that the class offered an escape from the rigmarole of cancer treatment, a positive distraction, helping to give back control of individuals’ lives and rebuilding their confidence. I am so grateful to Patricia for kindly volunteering her time and experience to help support GAC and the HSSD to use the arts within the oncology department. I am delighted that we will be exhibiting some of the paintings created in Patricia’s class and I hope it will inspire and demonstrate what can be achieved through Arts in Health projects.”

Patricia Mountford is a visual Artist from Manchester. Alongside her residency she is also the ‘Gallery Educator’ at Manchester City Art Gallery, working in schools all over the North West of England. She has delivered art projects within Special Needs schools and worked with the homeless for several years. Patricia works with patients, carers, volunteers, staff, teachers and children using art to increase skills, motivation, confidence and self-esteem, and to educate and inspire.

Patricia Mountford added:
“I am really looking forward to visiting Guernsey, working with the GAC team and supporting this initiative. The service users and I are so happy to share our art work with the PEH and help demonstrate what can be achieved by using the arts in a healthcare setting.”

Exhibition Preview and Artist Talk Thursday 29 May 2014
5.30pm Exhibition preview in the main entrance corridor of the PEH.
6-7pm Artist Talk – Emma Ferbrache Room, PEH.
“Beyond the Big C”: Patricia Mountford shares her experiences of running an arts class at The Christie Hospital
”Adventures in Arts Health”: Nicky Colclough discusses delivering arts in health projects in the UK, Australia and Japan.

Call out to local Artists to exhibit at the PEH
GAC would like to create a programme of exhibitions in the temporary exhibition spaces at the PEH. We would like proposals from Artists/Collectives to show work that would be suitable for a hospital environment. For more information email Lottie@arts.gg

Current Events:

Current exhibition in the greenhouse
Design Matters Exhibition
Paul Staples: A Proper Job?
Until 29th June @ Candie
10:00 am – 5:00pm daily

Opening hours until 29th March:
Mon to Sun 10am – 4pm
From 30th March
Mon to Sun 10am – 5pm

ART IN CONTEXT – 21st June 2014
Paul Staples: Design Talk
Frossard Theatre 4:00 – 5:00pm
Reserve your free seat info@arts.gg
Talk by Paul Staples to accompany
his current show in the greenhouse

Art Sunday
Sunday 8th of June 2014

Art on the Beach
Sunday 13th of June 2014 at Vazon

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