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, inpatient 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.
In recent years we have a public exhibition of some of the art at University of Hertfordshire and Campus West. Future exhibitions are planned.
We will update this space as and when further opportunities arise for those wishing to submit their art and poetry.
Click here to view the art on display in our selected buildings.
We have compiled an online book, below, called 'In our own words' which showcases some of the writing and artwork that has been submitted to the project.
Click here to download a hard copy