New Touring Exhibition launches with Paintings in Hospitals

31 May 2018

A new hospital touring exhibition including work from the Arts Council Collection alongside selected pieces from the Paintings in Hospitals Collection will launch on 5 June 2018 at the Menier Gallery, London. 

Organised in collaboration with Paintings in Hospitals,Rooted in the Landscape will feature Collection artists such as Andy Goldsworthy, Marc Quinn, Janice Kerbel, Howard Hodgkin, Keith Vaughan, and Barry Flanagan. The exhibition, which looks at themes including the experience of physical and emotional remoteness, is specifically designed for healthcare settings and to enhance patients’ access to art normally only reachable by visiting major art galleries.

Amisha Karia, Paintings in Hospitals' Head of Collection, Loans & Programming, said: “It's been a rewarding process to develop this exhibition with the Arts Council Collection. Rooted in the Landscape will be installed for several months at each of the selected hospitals and will be accompanied by a programme of activities. These activities will encourage deeper engagement with the artworks and we hope will stimulate further discussions with patients and care staff about their perspectives on landscape and its effects on their wellbeing.

The launch of Rooted in the Landscape will be followed by a symposium at Kings College London, where Paintings in Hospitals will lead discussions on research demonstrating the positive influence representations of landscape have on health and wellbeing.

Rooted in the Landscape will leave the Menier Gallery on 10 June, going on to tour: Dorset County Hospital, Yeovil District Hospital, Musgrove Park Hospital (Taunton), and Southmead Hospital (Bristol) over the following two years.

The launch of the exhibition also coincides with London’s Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2018.

Please visit the Paintings in Hospitals website for more details.




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