Can the arts heal emotional and physical pain? Is the creative process crucial, or the art itself? Should art always be soothing, or can challenging artwork be good for us? How can we measure the ‘value’ of arts for health? Explore these questions through a walking tour of Southmead Hospital, Southmead Rd, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS10 5NB on Friday 2nd September 2016 from 2pm – 3pm.
Join Victoria Bates (University of Bristol) and Ruth Sidgwick (North Bristol NHS Trust) to explore these questions through a walking tour of Southmead Hospital. The tour will look at hospital arts, past and present: from medieval spirituality, through Romantic visions of nature, to an ever-growing range of contemporary arts/health work.
It will think about the changing historical purposes and nature of hospital arts in tackling pain, from the visual to the musical, and observe some of the arts activities taking place within Southmead Hospital’s diverse Fresh Arts programme.
Sound Artist Mary Ingoldby will record the tour, which will be part of a soundscape exhibited at The University of Bristol’s Feel it Festival Exhibition running from the 17th to 20th of November.
The tour is FREE – you can register through the Eventbrite page here.