IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ...
In this section you will find a selection of related news, artwork and other online links.
The People's Picture
Rainbows for the NHS
‘Rainbows for the NHS’ is a giant interactive ‘mosaic of hope’, made up of thousands of pictures and stories, submitted to the People’s Picture during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can explore the mosaic and the many lives of the NHS, key workers, carers and people from across the country.
The People’s Picture launched the project at London Piccadilly Lights on Monday 22 June 2020 and called out for people to submit their pictures and stories. Landsec and Ocean Outdoor donated the iconic screen as part of their community engagement programme which has continued throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
After collecting thousands of photos and stories, the final artwork has become a giant interactive online mosaic for the 72nd birthday of the NHS and will be extended nationally as multiple artworks in partnership with Landsec. People’s Picture hopes it will become a historic legacy piece for the NHS."
The People's Picture
Both photos above were selected to be included in the interactive mosaic, and were taken at the Inverclyde Royal where Art In Hospital deliver their remote project.
Rónán Collins, Geriatrician and Stroke Physician
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, 2015.
Professor Rónán Collins is a Consultant Physician in Geriatric and Stroke Medicine at Tallaght University Hospital and National Clinical Lead for Stroke.
This conversation between Rónán Collins and Emma Eager was recorded in January 2020 and has been edited for clarity and length.
FEMINIST FILM + VIDEO
Watch online: A Tribute to Black Women (They don’t get a chance) – Ann Carney & Barbara Phillips (1986)
June 9th - 16TH
"This video was made as an educational resource for schools in the late 1980s, A Tribute To Black Women was produced by the Black Women’s Media Project and WITCH. The film shows a group of young women on the streets of Liverpool using vox pop interviews, to ask people “How many famous Black women can you name who aren’t either sportswomen or entertainers?” Mostly the folks of Liverpool draw a blank – making the point that too little is known or taught about Black women...The video focuses on the careers of two women seldom mentioned in school history books – Harriet Tubman and Mary Seacole." (Cinenova)
Mary Seacole was a British Jamaican nurse and business woman who set up the 'British Hotel' in the Crimean War. More information about her life and work can be found HERE.
Photograph of Mary Seacole, c. 1873, unknown photographer. Public domain image.
BLACK LIVES MATTERS
In the wake of George Floyd's death and the consequent Black Lives Matters protests the Tate have curated material around their collections that focus on the lives of Black artists and the stories behind their work. There are reading lists, audio and film interviews with prominent artists, and responses to the Tate's collections from their Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic Network and more.
42 CARLTON PLACE
"Originally planned to coincide with Glasgow International 2020, this exhibition comprises works by a range of painters, across generations. Conceived as a reprise of the first show mounted at 42 Carlton Place (2012), it includes some of the artists shown then, some who’ve been exhibited here subsequently, and some new names."
42 Carlton Place
Anonymous, sketch of farm buildings, 1840, oil on canvas on board, 28 x 29 cm. Courtesy of Carlton Place.
Arts Culture Health and Wellbeing Scotland:
Keeping the Conversation Going: Loneliness and Social Isolation
An online discussion of creative responses to loneliness and social isolation in Scotland during COVID-19.
A free online event in collaboration with members of Arts Culture Health and Wellbeing Scotland with the spotlight on creative responses to loneliness and social isolation at this time. Join us to explore the essential role arts and health organisations and practitioners have been playing during the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to play beyond it. With inputs from arts and health practitioners and plenty of scope for discussion, join us to discuss ideas for creative renewal, practice and recovery, against the backdrop of the increased loneliness and social isolation generated by the lock-down.
Robbie McGhee, Chair of Arts, Culture, Health and Wellbeing Scotland and Associate Director, Art in Hospital
Jan-Bert van den Berg, Director, Artlink
Claire Stevens, Chief Executive, Voluntary Health Scotland
Christina Liddell, Choreographer and Catriona MacIntyre, Arts Activities Coordinator, Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity
COVID-19 research in Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities
" People from all minority ethnic groups (apart from Chinese and mixed-race groups) are at greater risk of becoming very sick with COVID-19 than the white population in the UK. In particular, black men and women are nearly twice as likely as white people to die from COVID-19. We need to understand why and tackle this urgently through health research. "
To find out more about how you can take part in the research click on the link above.
INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY AT PDRU
International Nurses' Day is celebrated around the world each year on 12 May, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. This year in particular it was an extra special occasion because not only does it fall during International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, it also marked the 200th anniversary of Nightingale’s birth. Here are some photographs from around PDRU, where one of Art in Hospital's projects is based. Click here for a short video.
Click here for more information on the Royal College of Nursing's site.
Responding to covid-19: Sharing stories from creative professionals across the UK
"The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance, Arts Culture Health and Wellbeing Scotland, the Wales Arts, Health & Wellbeing Network and Arts Care (Northern Ireland) have come together as a partnership of organisations and networks across the UK to find ways to support the culture, health and wellbeing sector during covid-19 and beyond.
Creative professionals have begun to weave their way through this crisis, to adapt and respond in a multitude of ways that comprehend the complexity of covid-19 and all its ramifications, but remain true to the generous principles and professionalism within socially engaged practice.
We have asked five freelance creative professionals engaging with health and wellbeing from each nation to reflect on their responses."