Brief History of Healing Part 22019
Following on from the Summer spent at Llandough Hospital, BHoH part 2 was a series of workshops & talks alongside an exhibition of collaborative patient-made artwork at ArcadeCampfa in Central Cardiff . In response to conversations with inpatients at Llandough and Hafan y Coed Psychiatric Unit about the notion of 'comfort', we made hammocks from 'retired' NHS curtains, gallery visitors were invited to lie in them and listen to the sound of willow being woven. Visitors were also encouraged to sew (sleep mask and slipper kits were available, pre cut from NHS curtains), make text based prints via the repurposed drugs trolley, and to recommend their own treatments via the alternative prescription service - all contributions became part of the exhibition, and the focus continued to fall on the relationship between art making and our wellbeing, particularly the importance of our immediate environment. The Museum of Healing in the Arcade Space hosted workshops from Georgia Twigg, Lee Cutter and Alex Goodman.