groups & stuff
groups & stuff
Hafan y Coed Adult Mental Health Unit, Llandough Hospital
Repurposed Medication Trolley
Deep Place. Pontypool High Street 2018
Cat with Two Faces 2020
Philip Can’t Decide Whether to go to London 2020
Lamb, 1 tail, 5 legs 2020
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Visual artist based in Cardiff, artist and user led collaboration, negotiation and reimagining, the work is site and people responsive, focusing on dialogue, engagement and legacy.
Current : A Brief History of Healing set up in early 2019 as a direct result of my own experiences as a long term mental health service user, in particular the disintegration of OT services and access to meaningful activity for inpatients.
Initially funded by ACW, ArcadeCampfa and CVUHB, the project seeks to promote the benefits of art and the act of making, particularly in relation to social and institutional care. The BHoH project is also a means of providing a platform for the patients' voice, putting the patient narrative above the multiple narratives created by layers of social, economic, political and institutional constraints.
Most recently BHoH has been funded by madeinroath and has developed a 'home visit' initiative via the community mental health team in East Cardiff.
Since Feb 2020 I have been visiting people at home who are experiencing mental ill health and making art with them on a weekly basis. The lockdown has meant finding new ways to maintain this contact and to address the compounded sense of isolation experienced by people who are already isolated within their communities.
Painting is an ongoing learning experience and an intrinsic part of my practice, current subjects and obsessions include animals with unusual characteristics, daytime tv and the celebrity ‘therapists’who populate it.
Repurposed NHS curtains
ArcadeCampfa, Sept 2019
Barbara and the Speakmans
This Morning with Philip and Holly 2020