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New art season and opening of The Original Art Gift Shop

Published 06/03/2013
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Thirteen artists are showcasing their work in a new exhibition which launches at the Royal Derby Hospital on Thursday 7 March 2013 along with the opening of ‘The Original Art Gift Shop’.

In collaboration with Banks Mills Studios, the new season will showcase the work of 13 artists ranging from illustrators to sculptors and painters to photographers. To co-inside with the launch, the artists showcasing their work will be opening ‘The Original Art Gift Shop’. On sale will be fine art, ceramics and handcrafted items. The shop will be staffed by the artists and open Tuesdays and Thursdays until 31 August 2013 from 11am-3pm in the Kings Treatment Centre at the Royal Derby Hospital. The artists are making a donation of 20% of all sales to Derby Hospitals Charity.

Artist Carol Harries-Wood said: “I think it’s really exciting to be part of a project that gives something back. I feel that experiencing art in a hospital environment is really important and I am so pleased to contribute to that experience.”

Juliet Cooper, arts co-ordinator at Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “The arts programme has been carefully developed to provide positive distraction as well as enhance the hospitals environment. ‘Air’ is a dynamic, innovative and effective arts to aid wellbeing programme.

 

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For further information please contact:

Liz Smith

Communications Officer

Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

01332 785778

liz.smith@derbyhospitals.nhs.uk

Last Modified 06/03/2013