Arena and LCUK (Landscape Collective UK) Group

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‘Red Squirrel 4’ by John Chamberlin (Arena)

Exhibition runs until: 10th July 2015

Venue: Art at the Heart of the RUH, Main Corridor Gallery, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, Combe Park, Bath BA1 3NG

Opening Times: Mon-Sun 8am-8pm

Following last year’s popular and successful Arena Exhibition at the Royal United Hospitals in Bath, it is with great pleasure to welcome them back with a brand new colour show featuring work from group members Nicky Gwynn Jones, Tony Worobiec, Susan Brown, Roger Longdin, John Chamberlin, Harry Cundall, Eva Worobiec, Carol Hicks and Leigh Preston.

The aims of Arena are to promote the highest standards of photography, to encourage print-making, to show and discuss new work and new photographers, to invite speakers who excel in their photographic and artistic fields and to promote constructive debate.

The exhibition is in conjunction with LCUK (Landscape Collective UK) Group, an inaugural exhibition of unique and award winning landscape photography.

Landscape Collective UK consists of 13 landscape photographers
that meet every two months to show and discuss a series of their latest printed work. If you are a keen photographer this exhibition is set to inspire with Cornish coastlines, dazzling sunsets and misty morning scenes.

For further information please contact:
Hetty Dupays, Arts Programme Manager   hetty.dupays@nhs.net
Jessica Shoemack, Marketing Assistant     jessicashoemack@nhs.net

T: 01225 824987
http://www.ruh.nhs.uk/art
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Arts and Health South West Awards Ceremony

Date:Monday 8 June 2015;
Time: 6 – 8pm
Location: Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery
Tickets £20 include entry to Hogarth exhibition.
To book please click here

Evening drinks reception and prize giving event for the Arts & Health South West Prize 2015.

This event is planned to celebrate Creativity and Wellbeing Plus, a national week of events to showcase the breadth and excellence of arts in health activity from across the UK.

A shortlist drawn from the 62 entries to the Arts & Health South West Prize 2015 will be in line for prizes worth £7000 which will be awarded to the projects or organisations, and the individual that have made an outstanding contribution to arts, health and wellbeing in the South West in 2015.

The event will be held at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery to coincide with the exhibition: William Hogarth: Painter and Printmaker. Oil paintings by Hogarth, will be on loan from Tate Britain this summer and this will be the most comprehensive show of the artist’s work ever in the South West. From portraiture to satire to history painting; this exhibition will introduce the diverse range of subjects that were tackled by this iconic painter and printmaker.

Bristol, home to Hogarth’s 28ft high Altar piece currently on display at St Nicholas Church, is proud to be selected by Tate as the only regional partner.

Caro Howell, Director of the Foundling Museum will give the keynote address. Hogarth devoted over twenty-five years of his life to the Foundling Hospital, becoming the leading artistic contributor to the Foundling Hospital Art Collection. He was an early proponent of arts and health and is also associated with St. Bart’s Hospital where he painted two murals free of charge, The Pool of Bethesda and The Good Samaritan. The Foundling Museum continues to work with contemporary artists for the benefit of local communities and their health and wellbeing. Grayson Perry was a Hogarth Fellow at the museum in 2010 and said: ” A seaman, a composer and a painter, and the moving story of the charity they started 270 years ago. It is a recipe of art and care, which still looks after kids today. Coram, Handel, Hogarth, what’s not to love?”

Tickets for this event are £20, which includes free entry to the exhibition, wine or soft drinks, and canapés. Please come and show your support for the organisations and projects that have been shortlisted for the AHSW Prize.

East Street Tales

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Bristol photographer Ibolya Feher is raising funds for her project to document the vibrant life of East Street. Her aim is to create a unique archive of images, recording the events and the characters of this historical community in Bristol and exhibit it in Bedminster.

“My project is a celebration of life and the people behind the statistics. I am passionate about showing the wider community the charm of the place and its characters. The work invites the audience to look beyond the usual stereotypes associated with Bedminster and promotes social acceptance and wellbeing.”

If enough funds raised Ibolya will be able to complete her work and cover the production costs of an exhibition making her work available to see for everybody. Through her funding page she offers fun and valuable rewards for every contribution. Every donation no matter how small will be greatly received and will help her realize this work.

For more information about the project visit: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/east-street-tales