The walls at Cardiff Royal Infirmary are displaying inspiring and uplifting artwork to reflect Cardiff and Vale University Health Board’s commitment to continue to work with patients, staff and colleagues and to provide support as part of their collective commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion for all.
These unique artworks have been produced to acknowledge diverse communities throughout Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan and is representative of what Cardiff and Vale University Health Board offers within its services; placing humanity, kindness and compassion at the centre of its service design, aiming to remove the barriers that create undue effort and separation.
The artworks have been funded by NHS Charities Together who have been working with Cardiff & Vale Health Charity through the Arts for Health and Wellbeing Programme, to support staff, volunteers and patients who have been disproportionately affected by the Covid crisis. This has helped fund projects to benefit patients and staff from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities and high-risk groups like those living with disabilities.
Artists involved in this project are:
Adele Pask – Synergy
Artist Adele Pask was commissioned to create artwork as a response to the Black Lives Matter Movement and as part of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board’s Inclusion Agenda.
Claire Williams – Colours of the NHS
Artist Clare Williams was commissioned to produce an original piece of art that celebrates diversity and inclusion within Cardiff, The Vale of Glamorgan and across Wales.
Opehelia Dos Santos – ‘In loving memory of Micheal Dos Santos 1938-2021’
Opehila Dos Santos was commissioned to produce a piece of photographic and word art that celebrates her heritage, which supports the diversity and inclusion within Cardiff, The Vale of Glamorgan and across Wales.
Each piece of artwork will be revealed over the coming days on social media. Follow @cavuhbarts on Twitter, https://www.facebook.com/CAVUHBarts on Facebook and @thehearthgallery on Instagram.
To find out more about the Arts for Health and Wellbeing programme please visit: http://www.cardiffandvale.art