Arts Care launches exhibition of cancer patients’ artwork

26/07/2010

This week, USA artist in residence Nevin Bossart, has been leading workshops in acrylic painting for patients, relatives and staff in the foyer of Cancer Centre and Bridgewater Suite, Belfast City Hospital.

Arts Care artist in residence Andrea Spencer has collated an exhibition of the artwork completed in the workshops with Nevin which will be displayed in the Arts Care Tower Gallery (Ground floor, Belfast City Hospital Tower). The exhibition will be officially opened by Geoff Hill (Co-Director, Cancer & Specialist Services) at 2pm on Friday 30 July.

This week, USA artist in residence Nevin Bossart, has been leading workshops in acrylic painting for patients, relatives and staff in the foyer of Cancer Centre and Bridgewater Suite, Belfast City Hospital.

Arts Care artist in residence Andrea Spencer has collated an exhibition of the artwork completed in the workshops with Nevin which will be displayed in the Arts Care Tower Gallery (Ground floor, Belfast City Hospital Tower). The exhibition will be officially opened by Geoff Hill (Co-Director, Cancer & Specialist Services) at 2pm on Friday 30 July.

About Nevin

Nevin comes from the Lombardi Cancer Centre in Washinton DC and offers beginners guided instruction about painting his signature sunflowers on canvas. The pieces completed during the workshops will add to the mural currently displayed in Macmillan Support and Information Centre.

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About the Exhibition

The exhibition of acrylic on canvas, photographs of the work and background information about the partnership between Macmillan Support and Information Centre, Cancer Centre, Arts Care and Lombardi Cancer Centre will be displayed in the Arts Care Tower Gallery (Ground floor, Belfast City Hospital Tower).

About Arts Care

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 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.

http://www.artscare.co.uk