The Arts Team on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row

The Arts Team or, ahem, ‘Dream Team’ featured in BBC Radio 4’s Front Row programme on Wednesday! Griselda and Elly talked to BBC Radio York’s Nathan Moore and explained why art matters in hospitals. Consultant surgeon and great advocate of the arts, Srinivas Chintapatla, gave his personal view of how art in hospitals makes aContinue reading “The Arts Team on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row”

February’s Creative Challenge

Beautiful Birds The Arts Team have been inspired! Having recently installed artwork by Gerard Hobson into the garden on the labour ward at York Hospital, we thought this month’s creative challenge for staff could be to do a bit of bird watching, as this time of year is ideal to spot wildlife before everything startsContinue reading “February’s Creative Challenge”

Artist Showcase – Oh Wonder

Who they are Formed in 2014, Oh Wonder are a London based alternative pop duo made up of Anthony Vander West and Josephine Vander West. They released their first album called  Oh Wonder in September 2015. All of their released albums to this date are written, recorded, produced and released by the duo themselves. ImmediatelyContinue reading “Artist Showcase – Oh Wonder”

January Creative Challenge

Members of The Hut York, came together recently to think about what things bring them joy, such as dancing to music, being creative or simply taking a breath outside.  The result is an explosion of mixed media collage and happiness!  We will be displaying this inspirational work  in our 3D space on the main corridorContinue reading “January Creative Challenge”

Marianne FaithfullThe only way you can do anything any good is through love

The Arts Team have been really moved by this recent find on WeTransfer – How Marianne Faithfull and Warren Ellis’ poetic new record She Walks in Beauty was built on decades of friendship, passion and collaboration… it’s a very touching listen/read … check it out! here’s a link to the original article: https://wepresent.wetransfer.com/story/marianne-faithfull-she-walks-in-beauty/# What effectContinue reading “Marianne FaithfullThe only way you can do anything any good is through love”

Bertrand’s Play List for Black History Month

Photo: Michael Kiwanuka Image credit: NME My wife has recently banned me from listening to some of my favorite Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield’s albums. I have to confess that once I am hooked on an artist I can obsessively play it over and over. In due rights, constantly playing the same tracks can beContinue reading “Bertrand’s Play List for Black History Month”

Exhibitions Update

The Arts Team have been busy installing four new exhibitions at York hospital, including a beautiful collection of photographs of Cuba by one of York’s consultant cardiologists, Dr Sanjay Gupta. Fellow photographer, Gareth Buddo says of his exhibition, based on work he did for commercial clients, backing racers at events… “There was something magic aboutContinue reading “Exhibitions Update”

August Creative Challenge

The Beauty of Nature in Summer This month we are turning our focus to summer in the great outdoors – the long days, the bright sunshine, full blooms, sandy shores, evening sunsets and even the odd rain shower! We all know that spending time outdoors amongst nature is good for us and this month weContinue reading “August Creative Challenge”

Gareth Jones Digital Art Exhibition at York Hospital

A new exhibition at York Hospital sees Colin the Rat running along the main corridor (not literally!). You can see him between J5-6 until September 2021. ‘The Totally Brilliant Self-Isolated Adventures of Colin the Rat’ is an online comic strip that emerged during the first lockdown. Created by York artist Gareth Jones, it follows theContinue reading “Gareth Jones Digital Art Exhibition at York Hospital”

The Owl and the Chimpanzee

Library colleagues across the country have been sharing poems for Mental Health Awareness Week. Here’s one  by clinical hypnotherapist and psychotherapist Jo Camacho which beautifully articulates the internal battle many of us face when the more primitive part of our brain (the chimp brain) takes control. The wise owl within all of us is seen here fightingContinue reading “The Owl and the Chimpanzee”