DRAWN IN RESIDENCE
As part of the Drawn in Residence II project at Chelsea and Westminster hospital, Reportage artists Olivier Kugler, Tim King, Emily Thomas and University of the West of England Drawing research group members, Anouk Mercier, Lucy Ward and Gary Embury, documented explored and captured the life of the hospital through drawing during the Covid 19 pandemic.
The project organised and commissioned by CW+ the charity of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and supported by the Tavalozza foundation, culminated in an exhibition:
'Journeys: The Healing Arts' exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery
The exhibition is a selection of bespoke commissioned artworks from the CW+ art collection and is the first arts in health exhibition to be held at Saatchi Gallery and runs until 13 January 2022. #CWSAATCHIGALLERY
Journeys: The Healing Arts exhibits over 20 artists & explores the different communities & stories that make up @ChelwestFT. This unique exhibition explores the journey from traditional drawn artworks through to innovative digital and screen-based artworks.
The exhibition explores the place that both these mediums have within the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital community and displays art that reflects support, care and recovery. Many of the drawn artworks capture life in the hospital during the pandemic and are a visual representation of the way the hospital and its communities changed so dramatically. The project also led to a webinar 'Drawing in Hospital. what is the role of mark making in contemporary healthcare? ' This brought together a group of artists and professionals who specialise in drawing and mark making, to share experiences and exchange ideas about the role of mark making in contemporary healthcare. This was organised in association with the Tavolozza Foundation, who have generously supported the CW+ Drawn in Residence Programme in partnership with the University of West England.
Chelsea and Westminster Drawn ll Residency Artists