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Art at the Heart Annual Report 2011 - 2012

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  • Art at the Heart of the RUH Annual Report

    2011/12

  • Art at the Heart of the RUH Annual Report 2011/12

    Contents

    Introduction and Welcome.............................................................................................

    Exhibition Programme Highlights ................................................................................

    Art Sparks: Children & Young People............................................................................

    Soundbite......................................................................................................................

    The Dyson Centre for Neonatal Care............................................................................

    Qulturum........................................................................................................................

    Looking Forward............................................................................................................

    Facts, Figures & Finances.............................................................................................

    The Art at the Heart Team.............................................................................................

    Arts Strategy Group.......................................................................................................

    With Thanks: Sponsors, Funders, & Supporters...........................................................

    The Visual Arts Group Members Exhibition [01]Central Corridor [Winter 2011]Nick Cudworth [02]Central Corridor [Winter 2011]Nikki Taylor - Art at the Edge, A Celebration of Sport [03]Courtyards [Spring 2012]

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    Introduction and Welcome

    During 2011-12 Art at the Heart has continued and strengthened its commitment to supporting the core values of the RUH, with an innovative arts programme designed to enhance the hospital environment and experience, offering measurable benefit to patients, staff and visitors.

    Art at the Heart has achieved an excellent reputation through a programme of innovative and ambitious projects. We were fortunate to have the opportunity to show Cold Places by Sue Flood, following its premiere at the Getty Gallery in London. Exhibitions such as Cold Places saw us short listed for a Building Better Healthcare Award and then go on to win a Highly Commended award at the ceremony in London. We are proud to display this trophy in our central corridors.

    We are members of the Bath Galleries Group for the Bath Art Affair every November and the Art Auction last July raised 6,000 as match funding to the Arts Councils Grant for the Arts for Art Sparks on the Childrens Ward and RUH School Room. We have steadily developed participatory art and music projects for patients on the Older Peoples Unit and the Childrens Ward and last year we worked with Capital Projects and the Forever Friends Appeal on art and design elements of the new Dyson Centre for Neo Natal Care.

    This year saw our first Staff and Volunteer exhibition which was a resounding success and we have also worked on projects with departments across the RUH including Qulturum and The Dementia Strategy Group. We have offered student placements and internships to colleges and universities in our area for music, marketing and visual arts and provided creative opportunities to the whole community through partnerships, participation and collaboration. A snapshot of these projects are highlighted in this report, but we cannot cover it all so we would like to thank everyone who has contributed and supported Art at the Heart over the past year.

    Hetty DupaysArts Programme Manager

    Part of the culture of our Hospital - Art at the Heart of the RUH programme Staff

    The use of the arts in healthcare have been proven to: Deliver an improved environment / Promote wellbeing / Reduce stress / Reduce lengths of stay / Deliver increased service user, caret and staff statisfaction / Reduce complaints / Reduce vandalism / Reduce the use of medication / Lead to fewer incidence of aggression / Promote greater care for the environment / Create improved working conditions and increase staff retention / Increase positive public awareness of health awareness and mental health issues

  • Exhibition Programme

    As one of Baths most accessible gallery spaces, open 12 hours a day, 7 days a week Art at the Heart continues to unite corridors, public and clinical areas with a on-going high quality arts programme.

    With a mixture of permanent and temporary exhibitions across the hospital, the Art at the Heart team work hard to ensure that the hospital gallery spaces such as the central corridor are refreshed on a 10 week basis, ensuring that there really is something for everyone. We exhibit a diverse range of work from oil paintings to digital media arts and welcome artist proposals from staff, visitors and the public.

    Although exhibitions are not programmed with the primary intent to make a revenue for our fund, we are pleased to say that we do make steady sales throughout the year and are thankful for the support we receive from staff and visitors.

    Refreshing, bright & inspirational

    Royal Photographic Society Print Exhibition [01,07]Sue Flood - Cold Places [02]Nick Cudworth [03]Contemporary Chinese Woodcuts [04]

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    Old Bakery Artists [05]Sebastian Smith [06]Nikki Taylor - Sculpture & Sport: A Celebration for 2012 [08]

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  • Refreshing, bright & inspirational

    Uninterpreted [August - November]Art at the Heart partnered with Shape, a disability-led arts organisation that works to improve access to culture for disabled people, to host an exciting exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculpture.

    Cold Places by Sue Flood [August - November]

    Royal Photographic Society [November]154th International Print Exhibition

    Contemporary Chinese Woodcuts [December - February] Courtesy of Reed Contemporary

    Old Bakery Artists [December - February]Penny Lloyd

    Art Sparks [October 2011 - November 2012]Changing Exhibitions

    Paragon School Bath [November - December]The Nativity Scenes & Winter Landscapes

    Nikki Taylor [October - February]Sculpture and Sport: A Celebration for 2012

    RUH Staff and Volunteer Exhibition {February - April]Unleashing Artistic Talent

    Nick Cudworth [February - On-going]Running alongside the RUH Staff and Volunteer Exhibition

    The Visual Arts Group Members Exhibition [May - June]

    Judy Rodrigues [May - June]

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    Old Bakery Artists [09]Contemporary Chinese Woodcuts [10]Uninterpreted - Partnership with Shape [11]Paragon School Bath, Winter Landscapes [12]Judy Rodrigues [13]

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    Central Gallery Exhibition Programme [August 2011 - July 2012]

  • Gives me a lovely feeling. Makes me want to go to Alaska. Reminds you people have a lot of living to do. Patient

    Ive come over especially to see the exhibition. I work in the Labs. Someone said it was worth a special look. Staff member

    Internationally acclaimed, award-winning photographer and wildlife film-maker Sue Flood displayed her passion for the Poles from 19th August to 30th November 2011

    Her solo exhibition Cold Places included images ranging from intimate wildlife portraits, dramatic ice-scapes and studies of Inuit life, to relics of polar exploration, survival struggles and views of Russian ice-breakers.

    Comments collected below by RUH Friends Volunteer Barbara Webber, during installation of the exhibition, 2011

    Programme Highlight

    Cold Places - Sue Flood

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  • Brilliant I hope it becomes an annual event. Volunteer gardener who will enter work next timeIve come over especially to see the exhibition. I work in the Labs. Someone said it was

    worth a special look. Staff member

    RUH Staff & Volunteer Exhibition

    The fi rst ever RUH Staff and Volunteer Exhibition took place from 9th February 25th April 2012, giving Staff and Volunteers a chance to not only share their creativity by show casing work, but to help transform corridors in the RUH, providing a more colourful, positive environment.

    All staff members and volunteers, of any age or experience, were invited to submit up to three pieces of original two-dimensional artwork. Photography, paintings, prints and drawings lined the central corridors, and Chairman of Bath and North East Somerset Councillor Peter Edwards presented a Chairmans Prize for best Art Work. There was even a Peoples Choice Prize, in which patients, staff and visitors voted for their favourite piece of work.

    The exhibition revealed hidden artistic talents from the RUH Staff, with a great level of interest from staff and volunteers. The viewing public were also intrigued by the range of art work on display.

    Well over half the passers-by looked at the pictures, and a much higher percentage than normal stopped to read names and comments.

    Programme Highlight

    Good to see another side of colleagues. Ill put something in next time.

    A different picture leaps out at you every time, and eventually you decide on a favourite.

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    Peoples Choice painting Pav Kot - Cley Hill

  • Art SparksChildren & Young People: The Art Sparks Gallery

    Art Sparks is Art at the Hearts