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Gwanwyn Festival 2021. Connections : an exploration of Creativity, Nature and Identity.

Click below to enter the Virtual Gallery. As part of the Gwanwyn festival this year, The Hearth Gallery is delighted to announce our new exhibition, Connections: an exploration of Creativity, Nature and Identity, which is a showcase of artwork and creativity produced within a recent collaborative art project between University students and patients at hospital. … Continue reading Gwanwyn Festival 2021. Connections : an exploration of Creativity, Nature and Identity.

Cowbridge Art Society Spring Exhibition at Barry Hospital

We are delighted to present a new body of work by members of Cowbridge Art Society for our Spring Exhibition at Barry Hospital. Many members have continued to create artworks through our lockdowns, and this exhibitions showcases a variety of genres, styles and approaches by talented local artists. Cowbridge Art Society was founded in 1960, … Continue reading Cowbridge Art Society Spring Exhibition at Barry Hospital

Portrait Opportunity for NHS Staff

Artist and Illustrator Amy Jackson is looking for NHS staff who would like their portrait drawn as part of an ongoing project. The portrait will be free of charge and the recipient will also receive a print of the finished portrait. A second print of your portrait will take part in Amy’s upcoming exhibition in the Plaza Exhibition Space at University Hospital Llandough from 29th June – 8th August 2021.

2020 Diary of Artist Nathan Wyburn

Artist and Patron, Nathan Wyburn releases his book 2020 Diary of Nathan Wyburn in collaboration with Cardiff & Vale Health Charity. Nathan is known for his ambitious portraits created using unusual materials such as soup and cheese. The visual diary displays how the Welsh artist used his Pop Culture art to document and reflect the times whilst boosting morale during the first 12 months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nathan Wyburn – Inspiring a Generation with Art and kindness

Nathan Wyburn is an innovative Welsh artist who uses his love of art to connect with people and communities by creating paintings with a strong message from a variety of materials that have caught the public’s imagination. Originally from Ebbw Vale, Nathan shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent by painting a portrait of Simon … Continue reading Nathan Wyburn – Inspiring a Generation with Art and kindness

Positive Creative Partnerships Developed During the Pandemic

During the past twelve months, the Arts for Health and Wellbeing team, health and Wellbeing team who provide and support creative collaborations at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board are pleased have been able to continue to co-produce positive creative partnerships and collaborations to enhance the experiences for patients, staff and communities during the Covid-19 … Continue reading Positive Creative Partnerships Developed During the Pandemic

Texting Games for Patients

The Arts for Health and Wellbeing Team are working on an exciting project to create a variety of games that patients can play whilst in hospital waiting areas.With many patients currently having to attend hospital appointments alone, these games will act as a positive and fun distraction for patients at a potentially daunting and tedious time.

William Dean Ford Poetry

William Dean Ford is a versatile poet and spoken word performer, and during the pandemic he provided Cardiff and Vale Arts for Health and Wellbeing programme with a weekly ‘Poetry Prescription’ in response to the uncertainties we all faced during those difficult times.

The Female Interpretation

The Hearth Gallery is delighted to welcome you to the virtual exhibition The Female Interpretation, a group exhibition by three local female photographers who all share interests in the subjects and themes of Architecture, Creative Wellbeing and the Welsh landscape, all through experimental and professional photography.

Local Photographer Seeks to Reinvigorate the Community Support for the NHS and Key Workers with a New Symbol of Hope and Positivity

Photographer Conor Elliott, from Penarth is looking to inject a fresh approach to the support for the NHS and other key workers. Last year the rainbow proved a very successful way to show support and appreciation for the NHS. Now he feels that it is as important as ever to continue that support. He is therefore asking the community to display in their windows a new symbol: a butterfly.

Participants Needed for Project Exploring Meaningful Creative Activity in Mild to Moderate Dementia Care

Robin Rees is a master’s student at the University of South Wales Studying ‘Arts Practice: Arts, Health & Wellbeing’. As part of the course, Robin is aiming to enable meaningful creative activity between individuals with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and/or dementia, and their primary carers, and identify barriers that could be preventing this. To decide … Continue reading Participants Needed for Project Exploring Meaningful Creative Activity in Mild to Moderate Dementia Care

Jacqueline Alkema Donates Paintings to the Arts for Health and Wellbeing Programme

Much respected and admired Cardiff Artist, Jacqueline Alkema, has kindly donated four paintings to Arts for Health and Wellbeing programme at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. The paintings were created during the Covid-19 pandemic and are a response to the wonderful care and support Jacqueline received while a patient at University Hospital Llandough. Jacqueline … Continue reading Jacqueline Alkema Donates Paintings to the Arts for Health and Wellbeing Programme

Women’s Arts Association Wales Collaboration

We were delighted to be able to collaborate with the Women’s Arts Association Wales in improving the environment in Nuclear Medicine at University Hospital Llandough and University Hospital of Wales. Through the kind generosity of WAA members we have created a welcoming, relaxing environment in state of the art clinical spaces. The project was initiated … Continue reading Women’s Arts Association Wales Collaboration

Barry Town Arts Project Exhibition – Ysgol Bro Morgannwg and Haf Weighton

Cardiff & Vale Health Charity Arts Team were delighted to commission artist Haf Weighton to work with pupils at local Ysgol Bro Morgannwg. The art project explored the rich history of Barry Town and partners for the project included the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Menter Bro Morgannwg an organisation engaged in developing welsh language opportunities … Continue reading Barry Town Arts Project Exhibition – Ysgol Bro Morgannwg and Haf Weighton

Hijinx Christmas Charity Single

This Christmas,  Cardiff and Vale Arts for Health and Wellbeing have collaborated with Hijinx Theatre, one of Europe’s leading inclusive theatre companies, to create a Christmas Charity Single! Cardiff and Vale Arts for Health and Wellbeing is delighted to support Hijinx’s inclusive house band, Vaguely Artistic, to work with learning disabled and/or neurodivergent adults and young people … Continue reading Hijinx Christmas Charity Single

Making moves on International Dance Day

International Dance Day is a global celebration of dance, celebrated on 29th April each year.  Arts for Health and Wellbeing and Cardiff & Vale Health Charity is delighted to support a number of initiatives that help to keep people active through dance and movement. Dance and movement is so important to everyone, young and old.  There are a … Continue reading Making moves on International Dance Day

Arts for Health and Wellbeing Annual Report 2020

The Arts for Health and Wellbeing Team are pleased to share their Annual Report for 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on life in the UK with many sectors of society suffering adverse effects from the spread of the virus and the resulting social distancing regulations. The pandemic has been an unprecedented … Continue reading Arts for Health and Wellbeing Annual Report 2020