Mark Titchner, Please Believe, 2018
Hospital Rooms is an arts and mental health charity that commissions extraordinary artworks from an impressive roster of award winning and acclaimed artists for NHS mental health inpatient units across the UK.
Their latest project is in Exeter with Devon Partnership NHS Trust for which new works have been created by Julian Opie, Mark Titchner, Sara Berman, Nina Royle, Tim A Shaw, Tamsin Relly, Jon Emmony, Susie Hamilton, Rose Pilkington, Lucy Stein, Grenville Davey and Bindi Vora.
This exhibition is an opportunity to share and discuss the work of Hospital Rooms, the creation of this new work and some of the issues surrounding art and mental health.
Join us for a glass of wine and a first chance to see the exhibition.
Hospital Rooms artist Mark Titchner will discuss his practice, which focuses on an exploration of words and language ranging from the quasi-mysticism of corporate mission statements to the maxims of revolutionary socialism.
Using poems as a starting point,
Hospital Rooms artist Susie Hamilton will lead a workshop where you will be able to make your own bold and dynamic paintings, drawings and collages.
Hospital Rooms founders Tim Shaw and Niamh White will talk about the charity’s work, past and present projects and the current exhibition.
Join Hospital Rooms artist Jon Emmony as he leads a sculpture workshop forming shapes and textures based on the landscape, then 3D scanning and enhancing them using digital software.
Artist Nina Royle will talk about her practice of making paintings on sculpted panels as an expression of landscape, weather, corporality and time and about working with Hospitals in Exeter.
VENUE: PHOENIX GALLERY, EXETER PHOENIX
Our main contemporary art space, exhibiting new work from regional, national and international artists.