Adrian Ford – Seascape paintings at University Hospital Llandough

Artist Adrian Ford brightening up our corridor exhibition space at University Hospital Llandough with his painted beachscape scenes. Adrian Ford is a self-taught amateur artist that started painting almost three years ago after being challenged by his wife. Adrian particularly likes to paint images of landscapes, but he has also worked on portraiture and animal studies. … Continue reading Adrian Ford – Seascape paintings at University Hospital Llandough

New artwork for Wales and Africa Programme

The Arts for Health and Wellbeing team recently completed a project which highlights the work of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board staff in collaboration with partner organisations and Welsh Government on the Wales and Africa Programme. The Health Board has an ongoing commitment to support partnerships in sub-Saharan Africa by sharing skills, establishing positive … Continue reading New artwork for Wales and Africa Programme

Gwanwyn Festival 2019, Mnemonic 3.0, by Jorge Lizalde.

As part of the Gwanwyn Festival last year, we were delighted to work with filmmaker Jorge Lizalde, and third sector organisation, Solace, at the Highlight Road Community Centre in Barry. The project, Mnemonic 3, created by Jorge Lizalde, enabled us to give carers a voice and an opportunity to express their experiences, thoughts and feelings. … Continue reading Gwanwyn Festival 2019, Mnemonic 3.0, by Jorge Lizalde.

Illustrator Dan Peterson in the Dragon’s Heart Hospital

In May 2020 the Arts for Health and Wellbeing team, supported by Cardiff & Vale Health Charity, commissioned reportage Illustrator and War Artist, Dan Peterson to document Cardiff and Vale University Health Board’s response to COVID-19, specifically at the new Dragon’s Heart Hospital, the new field hospital built in the grounds of the Principality Stadium … Continue reading Illustrator Dan Peterson in the Dragon’s Heart Hospital

A Creative Writing Project with Briony Goffin

This creative writing project, designed by Briony Goffin in association with Cardiff & Vale Health Charity, is an opportunity to record and reflect upon our personal experience of lockdown, now and in the future. We would like as many different voices and perspectives as possible to create a multifaceted account of lockdown. No detail too … Continue reading A Creative Writing Project with Briony Goffin

Paintings In Hospitals – Linear Meditations

Cardiff  & Vale Health Charity and the Arts team realize that both staff and patients are currently under a lot of pressure and that everyone will benefit from some much needed relief from the stress of present circumstances.  Our partners, Paintings in Hospital have put together a mindfulness exercise on their website, coordinating specific artworks, … Continue reading Paintings In Hospitals – Linear Meditations

Our weekly Poetry Prescription by William Dean Ford

Introducing William Dean Ford William Dean Ford is a versatile poet and spoken word performer, providing a weekly ‘Poetry Prescription’ in response to the uncertainties we all face in these difficult times. His creative journey began with writing to cope with social phobia, anxiety, depression and agoraphobia that developed over many years of living alone … Continue reading Our weekly Poetry Prescription by William Dean Ford

Window down memory lane opened by muralist on University Hospital of Wales’ Ward B6

Patients on Ward B6 at the University Hospital of Wales have been treated to a trip down memory lane by artist Adele Pask who has filled with ward with colour and light in a new mural commissioned by the UHB’s Arts for Health and Wellbeing Team. One of the main priorities of Cardiff and Vale … Continue reading Window down memory lane opened by muralist on University Hospital of Wales’ Ward B6