Pop Art Portraits at RABIU

20/12/2010

Pop Art Portraits is a new project launched at the Regional Acquired Brain Injury Unit (RABIU) in Musgrave Park Hospital. The project saw Patients and staff paint their own portraits, Pop Art-style, in workshops facilitated jointly by Art Therapist Carole Connelly and ArtsCare Artist-in-Residence, Cheryl Bleakley.

Pop Art Portraits is a new project launched at the Regional Acquired Brain Injury Unit (RABIU) in Musgrave Park Hospital. The project saw Patients and staff paint their own portraits, Pop Art-style, in workshops facilitated jointly by Art Therapist Carole Connelly and ArtsCare Artist-in-Residence, Cheryl Bleakley.

The result is a vibrant artwork representing the various faces and personalities from RABIU, which now hangs on the corridor wall adjoining RABIU with the main hospital. A number of past patients, along with 2 in-patients involved in the artwork, returned to the unit for the launch with friends and family. Those who attended enjoyed a fun, sociable afternoon, celebrating creativity and the value of the arts in improving our wellbeing and enhancing the environment. This project continues in RABIU as a second set of portraits is currently being completed.

Many thanks to all who took part and supported this lively project. We look forward to seeing this work continuing.


About Artscare

Arts Care, founded in 1991, is a unique Arts and Health Charity based in Northern Ireland. In partnership with Health and Social Care Trusts throughout Northern Ireland, Arts Care engages 19 Artists-in-Residence, a team of Northern Ireland Clown Doctors and many project artists who facilitate and co-ordinate participatory workshops and performances. Believing in the benefits of creativity to well-being, Arts Care makes all forms of art accessible to patients, clients, residents and staff in health and social care settings.

See the Artscare website for more information