An exciting project is putting locally produced art on view in our buildings. The project sources, buys and frames art created by people with a lived experience of mental health and learning disability services. Interested artists can request an application form and guidance which includes the budget limit and themes for the project: Memory, Unspoken, Stillness, Journey.
An art panel made up of representatives from service users, staff, young people, carers, the University of Hertfordshire, and artists meet to select from the applications, creating a catalogue of art. The art collection includes over 500 pieces of art by over 100 artists. The collection comprises: paintings, prints, photography, poetry, drawings and collage, and can be seen in HPFT’s community hubs, in-patient areas, rehabilitation units and the Trust’s head offices in Hatfield. The art will be rotated around many of the buildings so people see a change. Feedback so far has been very positive from both contributing artists and areas displaying the artwork.
Last year we held a public exhibition of some of the art at University of Hertfordshire and a further exhibition is planned for 2018.
The closing date for submissions for our 2018 exhibition has now closed. We are planning future projects and will update this space as and when further opportunities arise for those wishing to submit their art and poetry.
Feedback so far has been very positive from both contributing artists and areas displaying the artwork.
For more information on the project contact: Katie Tyssen, Provision of visual arts for HPFT email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to view the art on display in our selected buildings.