An art project at Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children aims to lift spirits of patients and visitors with a changing art exhibition in the lifts at the hospital.
Artlift is a culmination of a six-month art project between the hospital and the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow (GoMA).
GoMA’s associate artist Rachel Mimiec worked with 19 inpatients aged 12 and over to produce original, changing artwork in the hospital lifts, as well as encouraging them to experiment creatively for themselves.
The Artlift exhibition will run from mid November till mid January.
One patient who participated in the project said she’d “learned how to do different things with art”, while another said: “It kept me entertained and improved my cubical by decorating it and putting up my pictures”.
Activities coordinator for young people at the hospital Sarah Barr said: “It’s important to remember that lose of freedom and separation from friends is particularly hard for young people.
“Many of the participants were young people who had spent a lot of time in hospital and just wanted to do something ‘away’ from the hospital world for a couple of hours. Making art can take you somewhere fun and often fantastical.”
The Artlift exhibition will run in lifts 1-3 at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Yorkhill from mid November till mid January.
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