From rainbows to remembrance art work, the hugely popular “With Thanks” exhibition, which was on display during the pandemic at the Hearth Gallery at University Hospital Llandough is now on permanent display at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board’s Head Office at Woodland House.

Visitors and colleagues to Woodland House now have the opportunity to see this inspiring and wonderful display of art, highlighting the dedication of all Cardiff and Vale University Health Board staff during the unprecedented challenges faced throughout the pandemic.

Focusing on the importance of Art for everyone’s health and wellbeing, this exhibition features a wonderful collection of paintings, drawings, photography, creative writing and textiles created from community-response artworks and projects, donated pieces, commissions, and school projects.

During Covid-19, there has been a cultural shift in the way people see art and creativity within local communities. Many people have nurtured their own artistic practice in lockdown and others have used it to learn new creative skills or use creativity in a way to show immense gratitude to those around who care for others. Cardiff and Vale Arts for Health and Wellbeing are so very grateful to the community artists within this exhibition for their generous donations of artwork to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

Please visit to see more of the “With Thanks” exhibition when it was showcased in the Hearth Gallery in September 2020.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and Cardiff & Vale Health Charity strongly believes in the ability of the Creative Arts to improve the everyday lives and wellbeing of patients, staff, volunteers, visitors and communities within Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan.

To find out more about the Arts for Health and Wellbeing programme which is supported by Cardiff & Vale Health Charity or if you would like to donate to the Arts fund, please visit our website

Thank you to the following artists who have kindly donated their artwork to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board:

Malcolm Murphy, Steve Devlin, Rita P, Manon Bradbeer, Elizabeth Charles and Damien Hirst

Thank you to our commissioned artists and collaborators : Dan Peterson, Will Dean Ford, Briony Goffin, Tara Fear, Bethan Waygood , Nathan Wyburn, Molly May Lewis, Sam Burns, Sue Hunt, Sofie Bainbridge, Cate Verity, Jo Doce, Andrea Carney and Joe Johnson

Thank you also to the local community and the pupils and staff at the Teddy Bear Nurseries and Ysgol Y Wern for their creative contributions.

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