National charity Paintings in Hospitals collaborates with the Arts Council Collection for ‘Rooted in the Landscape’, a new exhibition to tour hospitals across South West England, featuring works by artists such as Marc Quinn, Keith Vaughan and Turner Prize-nominated Janice Kerbel.
Launching on the 05 June 2018, ‘Rooted in the Landscape’ will open for a special preview week at the Menier Gallery, London. The launch will feature exclusive additional artworks from the Paintings in Hospitals collection, including a newly-acquired artwork by Fiona Curran, alongside the selected works from the Arts Council Collection. The launch will coincide with Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2018.
Featuring artists such as Andy Goldsworthy, Marc Quinn, Howard Hodgkin, Keith Vaughan, Barry Flanagan, and Janice Kerbel, the exhibition is specifically designed for healthcare settings and to enhance patients’ access to art normally only reachable by visiting major art galleries or museums.
Exploring unexpected themes, including the mapping of invisible or imagined spaces and the experience of physical and emotional remoteness, ‘Rooted in the Landscape’ will leave the Menier Gallery on 10 June, going on to tour: Dorset County Hospital, Yeovil District Hospital, Musgrove Park Hospital (Taunton), and Southmead Hospital (Bristol) over the following two years.
Amisha Karia, Head of Collection, Loans & Programming at Paintings in Hospitals, said: “It has been a thrilling and rewarding process to develop this exhibition with the Arts Council Collection. ‘Rooted in the Landscape’ will be installed for six months at each of the selected hospitals in the South West and will be accompanied by a programme of engagement activities. These activities will encourage deeper engagement with the artworks and we hope will stimulate further discussions with patients and care staff about their perspectives on landscape and its effects on their health and wellbeing.”