~ Brief History of Healing
BHoH Part 2 ran from August- October 2019, and was based at ArcadeCampfa in Queens Arcade Central Cardiff. The converted meds trolley was redeployed from the hospital to the Queens Arcade shopping centre, inviting the public to take part in a number of therapeutic activites, including sewing (repurposing of NHS curtains), soap carving (image shows commemorative soaps in memory of the lost hospitals of the NHS), colour mixing, painting and improvised music making. We also continued to ask people what they believe constitutes a therapeutic environment (see prescription images) Exhibitions of all the resulting work from the entire BHoH season took place at Arcade & the Hearth during Sept-Oct 2019
All images taken by Clare Charles
BHoH parts 1&2 was funded by ACW, CAVUHB and ArcadeCampfa
Thanks also to Glenside Hospital Museum and Whitchurch Hospital Historical Society for the loan of archival material and patient made artwork for the accompanying Musuem of Healing.