Wednesday 12 October 2016

Making a Mark on patient care

The NIHR Biomedical Research Building plays host to artwork created by residents of care homes, living with dementia, from across the North East, as part of the Making a Mark exhibition.

The NIHR Biomedical Research Building plays host to artwork created by residents of care homes across the North East, as part of the Making a Mark exhibition.

The exhibition, which is part of Equal Arts’ HenPower Project, is the result of a project which gave residents the opportunity to not only engage with the practice of art, but it also encouraged communication; allowing them to engage with new people and with each other.

It includes paintings on paper and canvas, drawings, textiles, collage, multi-media, mosaic, poetry and creative storytelling, is a visual display of the artists’ new connections, the past, and with each other.

To launch the opening of the exhibition, we invited care home residents, artist volunteers, carers, University staff, the press and some members of the public to come together and celebrate the work that will be on display from 12th October until 16th December 2016.

Taking over the Pavilion café space in the Biomedical Research Building, guests appreciated the artwork, got to know one another and even took part in new artistic activities to showcase the processes which led to the collection of the fantastic work on display this Autumn/Winter at the Campus for Ageing and Vitality.

The exhibition will be on show until Friday 16th December, available 9-4pm weekdays.