Hospital Practices, Art School Research

Dorsett, Chris and Longstaff, Brenda (2007) Hospital Practices, Art School Research. In: Critical Connections Summit: Through the Looking Glass: Investigating perspectives on arts and health, 30 November 2007, Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds.

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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.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: W100 Fine Art
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: Prof Chris Dorsett
Date Deposited: 14 May 2013 08:51
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 19:40

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