Art Pharmacy in collaboration with Health Infrastructure NSW has commissioned 36 artworks by nine artists local to the Northern Rivers region for the Lismore Base Hospital’s new art trail.
Each artwork has been influenced by the hospital floor’s themes of greenery, water and flowers, and speaks to elements such as healing, Country, peace and connection. Guided by an art narrative of ‘sanctuary’ and what it means to be in a safe and nurturing collective place, the artists have spent the past year producing their spectacular artworks for this internal art trail.
Each artwork will also be allocated its own art therapy kit, for the patients of Lismore Base Hospital to connect and engage with through conversation and exercises.
Lismore Base Hospital Director of Nursing, Narelle Gleeson, said exposure to the arts has a profoundly beneficial impact, improving patient health and wellbeing and through its use in health promotion and messaging, improving health literacy for individuals and the wider community. ‘This art trail reflects the strength and creativity of the Lismore community, and how willing they were to support healing in the Hospital.’
Photos Lisa Gough