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Art provides perfect tonic

Local artists have been invited to take advantage of free exhibition spaces in Solihull Hospital.

Local artists have been invited to take advantage of free exhibition spaces in Solihull Hospital.

Every day, thousands of staff, patients and visitors pass through the hospital corridors, which now have displayed a vibrant array of paintings, photography and sculptures.

The hospital is now looking to fill next year’s exhibition season by offering the space to locals who want to display their art. Pieces will also be displayed at Solihull’s sister hospitals, Heartlands and Good Hope.

Sarah McGrory, arts co-ordinator, said: “We’ve had really good feedback from patients, visitors and staff about the art exhibitions. They really brighten up the place. Visitors and patients, particularly, have said they enjoy being able to take a few minutes out to visit them and get away from the stress of being in hospital.

“We really want to get the local community involved and would love to be able to display work from residents of Solihull.

“It would be great exposure as the main entrance is the busiest place in the hospital so there would be plenty of opportunity for patients and visitors to see the artwork.”

For more details call Janet Pratt, arts assistant, on 0121 424 0113 or email janet.pratt@heartofengland.nhs.uk.

 

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