Touchstones panel in Barry Building

A new text-based artwork, commissioned and produced by Onward Arts, has been installed this week in the corridor of the Barry Building. The words and phrases are direct quotes from hospital staff shared with Onward Arts in response to the theme of Emotional Touchstones. This theme has guided Onward Arts’ staff arts programme, as a means to think personally about the 6Cs – care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment.

The panel brings together words and phrases ‘collected’ by Mary Hooper and Liz Orton during drop-in workshops during which staff spoke about how their personal and professional lives overlap. The panel was designed and produced by Mary Hooper and Liz Orton of Onward Arts.

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Launch of Staff Art Exhibition at RSCH 24th November, TKT

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Liz and Mary installing work
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We are excited with the way the exhibition looks and have had great feedback. We want to thank everyone who submitted work. The exhibition is in the Thomas Kemp Tower for 6 months. It took longer than we thought to get everyone’s work together and designed into panels but we hope it will encourage other staff to take part. We don’t have a programme for 2016 yet so watch this space.

Staff art exhibitions

We visited the hospital yesterday (May 19th 2015) and walked around the main circulation areas looking out for potential exhibition spaces for staff arts. We identified a few possibilities – here are some pictures, see if you can recognise the spaces. The plan is to host some pop-up exhibitions of staff art in the short term, and to commission some other staff works for longer term display next year. We look forward to collaborating with you all, and will be in touch via email shortly.

Liz and Mary

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