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.
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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.

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