Hospital Practices, Art School Research

Chris Dorsett, Brenda Longstaff

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Abstract

This presentation explores the complex relationship between an art school (Visual Arts, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Northumbria University) and a hospital (Hexham General, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust). These institutions developed a rolling programme of exhibitions as part of an ongoing arts and healthcare project that began in 1999. This development involves a research-oriented artist-curator (Chris Dorsett) at the University and a project manager (Brenda Longstaff) at the Healthcare Trust. The versatile nature of the programme led to a number of practice-led doctoral studentships, which are embedded within the exploratory nature of the exhibition schedule. The presentation concludes with Ashley Hipkin’s Leverhulme residency at Hexham Hospital. Hipkin managed the casting of the two hundred and eighty volunteers for Antony Gormley’s Domain Field and his work at Hexham promotes ‘participation/production’ as an under-exploited curatorial method for arts and healthcare projects.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007
EventCritical Connections Summit: Through the Looking Glass: Investigating perspectives on arts and health - Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds
Duration: 1 Nov 2007 → …

Conference

ConferenceCritical Connections Summit: Through the Looking Glass: Investigating perspectives on arts and health
Period1/11/07 → …

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