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Cardiff and Vale Health Inclusion Service is Adorned with Art

To improve the environment for patients visiting Cardiff and Vale Health Inclusion Service (CAVHIS) at Cardiff Royal Infirmary, the Arts for Health and Wellbeing Programme commissioned an array of artwork to be put on display for all to see. The collection includes a unique piece of glass work from Gray Glass which celebrates the evolution … Continue reading Cardiff and Vale Health Inclusion Service is Adorned with Art

Creative Canopies: Stories of Nature and Heritage

The Hearth Gallery is delighted to present the new Plaza exhibition - Creative Canopies: Stories of Nature and Heritage. Creative Canopies: Stories of Nature and Heritage is an exciting collaboration between students on the BA (Hons) Creative and Therapeutic Arts degree at University of South Wales and the Assessment and Recovery Unit at Mental Health … Continue reading Creative Canopies: Stories of Nature and Heritage

Artwork by Victoria Perkins for the Ambulatory Care Unit

The Arts for Health and Wellbeing Team are always pleased to be able to assist in improving environments for our patients and colleagues.  We were delighted to work with local artist Victoria Perkins to create a piece of art for the Ambulatory Care Unit are within the Emergency Unit at University Hospital of Wales. The painting, entitled ‘We’re All in this together’ has made a wonderful … Continue reading Artwork by Victoria Perkins for the Ambulatory Care Unit

Cathy May’s mural brings life to the Cardiac Physiology Department

A new mural was recently completed in the Cardiac Physiology Department by local artist Cathy May, funded by Cardiff & Vale Health Charity’s Cardiac Fund. The project originally started back in February 2020, however when COVID-19 struck, it was put on hold until this month when it came to fruition. The walls of the Cardiac … Continue reading Cathy May’s mural brings life to the Cardiac Physiology Department

‘Creative Arts’ – an exhibition by Hiralal Hirani

We are delighted to welcome the new Staff Room exhibition which displays a series of paintings by Hiralal Hirani. They depict calming landscapes, still lives and Hindu Gods. Hiralal decided to follow his passion for the arts during the COVID-19 lockdown, and has been developing his skills, and enjoying the therapeutic effects of painting ever … Continue reading ‘Creative Arts’ – an exhibition by Hiralal Hirani

Actor, Daniel Buck, Runs Creative Project with Tredegarville Primary School

The Arts for Health and Wellbeing Team at Cardiff & Vale Health Charity are delighted to work with actor Daniel Buck, and pupils and staff at Tredegarville Primary School, Cardiff as part of our Arts Council of Wales funded project, Cardiff Royal Infirmary: People, Place, Future. Daniel is delivering innovative creative writing, improvisation and role-playing … Continue reading Actor, Daniel Buck, Runs Creative Project with Tredegarville Primary School

Arts and Minds, Project Update: Rubicon Dances Its Way To Neuropsychiatry

We are delighted to collaborate with Rubicon Dance and our staff members within our Neuropsychiatry Department at Hafan y Coed, University Hospital Llandough as part of the Arts and Minds project, jointly funded by Arts Council of Wales and The Baring Foundation. Rubicon‘s Music and Movement sessions, already very much part of our support for … Continue reading Arts and Minds, Project Update: Rubicon Dances Its Way To Neuropsychiatry

‘Inspired By…’ The Second Phase of an Arts in Mental Health Project in Collaboration with 4 Winds Mental Health Resource and Artist Louise Jensen.

The Arts for Health and Wellbeing Team at Cardiff & Vale Health Charity are delighted to commission and support a collaborative project between artist Louise Jensen and the 4 Winds Mental Health Resource as part of the joint Arts Council of Wales and The Baring Foundation initiative, Celf a'r Meddwl I Arts and Minds . … Continue reading ‘Inspired By…’ The Second Phase of an Arts in Mental Health Project in Collaboration with 4 Winds Mental Health Resource and Artist Louise Jensen.

Brecon Beacons Garden – an Exhibition by Ceri Leigh

We are delighted to display a series of photographs by Ceri Leigh, who studies and documents wildlife near her home in the Brecon Beacons. Ceri studied Wildlife Illustration, including photography, at Carmarthenshire College of Art and Countryside Management in Snowdonia. She later gained an MSc in Science Communication at Imperial College, London while working as … Continue reading Brecon Beacons Garden – an Exhibition by Ceri Leigh

In-Memory Artworks Kindly Donated by Eve Hart

Artist, Eve Hart, has generously gifted the Arts for Health and Wellbeing Programme five beautiful artworks in memory of her husband and the care he received at University Hospital Llandough. The group of paintings were originally created for a Hearth Gallery Exhibition at University Hospital Llandough in 2017 with Vale of Glamorgan Artists (VOGA). Eve’s … Continue reading In-Memory Artworks Kindly Donated by Eve Hart

Wall Vinyl to reflect our Superhero Health Board Staff

With funding from NHS Charities Together, the Arts for Health and Wellbeing Team at Cardiff & Vale Health Charity are delighted to commission a new wall vinyl with Grosvenor Interiors. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Board Staff were often referred to as superheroes for their incredible strength, dedication and resilience through the challenging time. The … Continue reading Wall Vinyl to reflect our Superhero Health Board Staff

Landmarks – an exhibition by Amelia Unity

'My work is often themed by loss and longing, with a focus on graffiti and hip-hop, nature and the human connection to it’              - Amelia Unity In 2017, Unity began creating work around ‘nature’ words that had been removed from the Oxford Junior Dictionary, replaced with ‘technology’ words. Words for things that are commonly seen … Continue reading Landmarks – an exhibition by Amelia Unity

International Women’s Day Launch of ‘Dancing the Self’

The Arts for Health and Wellbeing Team at Cardiff& Vale Health Charity are excited to launch a new project, Dancing the Self in collaboration with Cardiff Women’s Aid and dance artist, Zosia Jo, as part of Cardiff Royal Infirmary: People, Place, Future. In celebration of International Women’s Day, we will be hosting a Women’s Wellbeing … Continue reading International Women’s Day Launch of ‘Dancing the Self’

Music and Arts for Health and Wellbeing at Barry Hospital

As part of Cardiff & Vale Health Charity’s ‘First Impressions’ Project at Barry Hospital, we were able to fund Ruth Bradshaw, Music and Arts for Health and Wellbeing Facilitator, to hold sessions with patients on the Sam Davies Ward at Barry Hospital. Due to COVID restrictions Ruth initially led the sessions on a virtual platform. … Continue reading Music and Arts for Health and Wellbeing at Barry Hospital

Colour Discourse – an exhibition by Shauna Chapman and Magda Lackowska

We are delighted to present the new Plaza exhibition by Magda Lackowska and Shauna Chapman. Both of their work explores colour and form, with a strong focus on the process of painting and its curative effects. Both artists share the same studio space, and are two of five original founders of Klatch Collective. Through working … Continue reading Colour Discourse – an exhibition by Shauna Chapman and Magda Lackowska

Postcards of Thanks Gifted to Cardiff Royal Infirmary Staff and Supporters in Celebration of the Chapel’s Centenary

As the 100th anniversary of the Chapel at Cardiff Royal Infirmary is marked, the Staff Lottery, part of Cardiff & Vale Health Charity has funded for CRI staff and supporters to receive a card of thanks for their contribution to the hospital and its community. The card features a print of the painting Capel i … Continue reading Postcards of Thanks Gifted to Cardiff Royal Infirmary Staff and Supporters in Celebration of the Chapel’s Centenary

‘Capel i Bawb:Chapel for All’ – Painting by Malcolm Murphy

Artist, Malcolm Murphy, was commissioned by the Arts for Health and Wellbeing Programme with funding from the Staff Lottery, to create a painting to acknowledge the 100 years of the Chapel at Cardiff Royal Infirmary and its bright and sustainable future. The Chapel has been closed to the public since 1999 and the Grade II … Continue reading ‘Capel i Bawb:Chapel for All’ – Painting by Malcolm Murphy

Confreys Solicitors Christmas Card Commissions: 1996-2021

The Hearth Gallery is delighted to present the Confreys Solicitors Christmas Card Commissions: 1996-2021 exhibition, showcasing prints and paintings created by incredibly talented Welsh artists, that have been commissioned by Confreys Solicitors over the past 25 years. Confreys Solicitors (est. 1993) is a specialist mental health law firm who’s aim is to represent their client … Continue reading Confreys Solicitors Christmas Card Commissions: 1996-2021

Haf Weighton: a Long Term Collaborative Relationship with the Arts for Health and Wellbeing Programme

Our long-standing partnership with Haf Weighton since 2016, has seen her consistently create work of an exceptionally high standard, and we are also delighted that she brings a wider, broader interest to every project theme, connecting several organisations to work together as part of the process. The development of this collaborative relationship is outlined in … Continue reading Haf Weighton: a Long Term Collaborative Relationship with the Arts for Health and Wellbeing Programme

Rubicon’s Movement and Music Sessions

Working with Rubicon has proven invaluable to our patients at University Hospital Llandough in our Stroke Rehabilitation Centre, and at St David’s Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP). With the constant changing situations of COVID-19, Rubicon have tailored their Movement and Music sessions to continue supporting our vulnerable patients both in-person and online via … Continue reading Rubicon’s Movement and Music Sessions

Entanglement 1: “The Colour of Sound” (First event of the “#ENERGY/STATE/REACTION” exhibition)

Katherine from Harmoni Cymru playing the violin. On Thursday 2nd December, Jenny Brockmann (artist) and Linda Rocco (curator), ran the “Entanglement 1: The Colour of Sound” performative event at the Hearth Gallery. They invited four participants to join them on the “Seat #12” sculpture to discuss the properties of the liver from a literal and … Continue reading Entanglement 1: “The Colour of Sound” (First event of the “#ENERGY/STATE/REACTION” exhibition)

Duke Al Durham Commissioned to Create Poem and Performance for CRI

The Arts for Health and Wellbeing Team are delighted to commission Duke Al Durham to collaborate with us on our Arts Council of Wales funded project, Cardiff Royal Infirmary: people, place, future. As services at the CRI evolve and change for the future, providing a number of wellbeing services for our communities including for some … Continue reading Duke Al Durham Commissioned to Create Poem and Performance for CRI

World AIDS Day Artwork by Nathan Wyburn

World AIDS Day, marked on 1st December every year since 1988, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection.  This year, we encourage people to be tested for HIV and to access appropriate treatment plans to maintain their quality of life.  Cardiff & Vale Health Charity patron Nathan Wyburn has produced … Continue reading World AIDS Day Artwork by Nathan Wyburn

#ENERGY/STATE/REACTION by Jenny Brockmann, curated by Linda Rocco

The Hearth Gallery is delighted to welcome a Berlin and New York based artist, Jenny Brockmann, to exhibit the discursive performative installation: #ENERGY/STATE/REACTION curated by Linda Rocco and in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut London. The Hearth Gallery at University Hospital Llandough will be one of 6 UK venues to exhibit the work, and to support … Continue reading #ENERGY/STATE/REACTION by Jenny Brockmann, curated by Linda Rocco

“Bels Art” – An Exhibition by Jane Shipton

We are delighted to introduce the new Barry Hospital exhibition - 'Bels Art' by Jane Shipton. Previously shown at University Hospital Llandough, the exhibition was very well received, and has now been moved to Barry Hospital. Jane started painting after developing Bell’s palsy during lockdown, which negatively impacted her confidence and mental health. Creating art … Continue reading “Bels Art” – An Exhibition by Jane Shipton

So Much Gained – An Exhibition by the Patient Experience Team Volunteers

We are very excited to present the ‘So Much Gained’ exhibition by the Patient Experience Team Volunteers at the Plaza in University Hospital Llandough. Showcasing artwork created in a variety of mediums, the exhibition highlights the importance of Patient Experience Team Volunteers to Cardiff and Vale Health Board, and celebrates their amazing skills and talents. … Continue reading So Much Gained – An Exhibition by the Patient Experience Team Volunteers

Cardiff & Vale Health Charity Announces a New Project in Collaboration With 4 Winds Mental Health Resource and Artist Louise Jensen at Grange Garden Bowls Pavillion

The Arts for Health and Wellbeing Team at Cardiff & Vale Health Charity are delighted to commission and support a collaborative project between artist Louise Jensen and the 4 Winds Mental Health Resource as part of the joint Arts Council of Wales and Baring Foundation initiative, Celf a'r Meddwl | Arts and Minds. This new … Continue reading Cardiff & Vale Health Charity Announces a New Project in Collaboration With 4 Winds Mental Health Resource and Artist Louise Jensen at Grange Garden Bowls Pavillion

Artwork by Jaydan Alexander for Transgender Day of Remembrance

The 20th November marks Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual memorial dedicated to the individuals who lost their lives due to transphobia. The day of memorial also aims to draw attention to the abuse and violence that is still experienced by many people who are transgender today. Cardiff & Vale Health Charity and Cardiff and … Continue reading Artwork by Jaydan Alexander for Transgender Day of Remembrance

Welcome to Magda!

Magda Lackowska is the recently appointed Gallery Co-Ordinator of the Hearth Gallery and other associated exhibition spaces in Llandough Hospital and Barry Hospital. With a Fine Art background, she is an active member of the Cardiff art community as she regularly partakes in artist-led and community-driven collaborative projects alongside Klatch Collective. "I’m thrilled to take … Continue reading Welcome to Magda!

Four in Four

The Arts for Health and Wellbeing team collaborates with many artists, Paul and Tamsin of Four in Four have worked with the Arts team on many occasions and have formed a strong relationship with the team and the Arts for Health and Wellbeing programme as a whole. Four-in-Four-Case-Study-EnglishDownload Mae tîm y Celfyddydau ar gyfer Iechyd … Continue reading Four in Four

Rose Drop Jewellery

Rose Drop Jewellery, a local independent business specialising in handcrafted pendants, are kindly donating 25% from each sale to the Arts for Health and Wellbeing Programme over the Christmas period. "Hi, I’m Becca, I’m a self taught jewellery designer born in Cardiff.  I’ve always had a passion for creative work and after years of drawing and painting I … Continue reading Rose Drop Jewellery

Creative Exhibition by Links Charity Members

The ‘Creative Exhibition’ was recently installed at Barry Hospital, showcasing Links Charity Members’ diverse range of talents. A variety of photographs, collage, paintings, drawings and models can be found on display. Links is a Mental Health Charity based in Llanelli, and for 25 years they have been supporting adults with mental health needs. They are … Continue reading Creative Exhibition by Links Charity Members

Artwork Supporting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for All

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 … Continue reading Artwork Supporting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for All

Arts and Minds Programme to Support Cardiff and Vale Mental Health Projects

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has been awarded £28,600 as part of funding made available by Arts and Minds, a new Baring Foundation and Arts Council of Wales programme. The programme aims to promote better mental health in Wales and is supported by the National Lottery. Cardiff & Vale Health Charity and Arts for … Continue reading Arts and Minds Programme to Support Cardiff and Vale Mental Health Projects

Arts for Health and Wellbeing collaborations with Grosvenor Interiors

The Arts for Health and Wellbeing team are pleased to have once again worked with Grosvenor interiors on some amazing Arts projects. One of the aims of the Arts programme, supported by Cardiff & Vale Health Charity, is to enhance the experience of our patients and their families, and we are pleased to have collaborated … Continue reading Arts for Health and Wellbeing collaborations with Grosvenor Interiors

Art Club Social – An Exhibition of art at University Hospital Llandough

We are delighted to have on display in our Staff Area Exhibition Space, a variety of paintings, by members of Art Club Social, a small independent artist community group in Chepstow. Set up by Art Club Social art teacher Alison Heard in 2018, the group of artists meet weekly to learn, inspire and create artwork … Continue reading Art Club Social – An Exhibition of art at University Hospital Llandough

Arts Council of Wales continues its commitment to the Arts for Health and Wellbeing Programme

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and Cardiff & Vale Health Charity’s Arts for Health and Wellbeing programme is delighted to have the continued commitment from the Arts Council of Wales to provide funding for a third year for the one of the two existing Arts in Health Coordinators posts.  The team is extremely grateful … Continue reading Arts Council of Wales continues its commitment to the Arts for Health and Wellbeing Programme

CRI Newsletter – August

Please enjoy reading the first edition of the Cardiff Royal Infirmary (CRI) newsletter. A newsletter designed to provide information and updates whilst focussing on improving the health and wellbeing of employees and patients. CRI Newsletter - AugustDownload

Entertaining and Inspiring Artwork Gifted to the Children’s Area at the University Hospital of Wales Emergency Unit

This month, the Arts for Health and Wellbeing Team presented the Emergency Unit at the University Hospital of Wales with a range of colourful artwork to enrich the Children’s Area. The artwork is intended to brighten the environment and offer patients a fun distraction whilst waiting for treatment. Four Disney Images by Artist, Jerry Limb, … Continue reading Entertaining and Inspiring Artwork Gifted to the Children’s Area at the University Hospital of Wales Emergency Unit

“Will You Still Be There?” – An Exhibition by Anna Polya

We are delighted to introduce our new Plaza Exhibition at University Hospital Llandough,“Will you still be there?” by local artist Anna Polya. “Will you still be there?” is an exhibition of painting and sketchbook work that celebrates the beauty and fragility of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Having always lived in South Wales, it is the … Continue reading “Will You Still Be There?” – An Exhibition by Anna Polya

Children’s Art Week at the University Hospital of Wales

In support of Children’s Art Week, the Arts for Health and Wellbeing team visited the Emergency Unit - Children’s Area at the University Hospital of Wales to create artwork with the children and their parents whilst they waited to be treated. The children’s art event was an underwater theme colouring activity. The Kickstart Team had … Continue reading Children’s Art Week at the University Hospital of Wales

Art Gifted by Sam Burns

Sam Burns has kindly donated two pieces of artwork to the Arts for Health and Wellbeing Team. Sam is a Senior Specialist Biomedical Scientist in Blood Transfusion at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and has previously showcased his artwork in the Winter Open Exhibition at the Hearth Gallery and the Plaza Exhibition Space, both … Continue reading Art Gifted by Sam Burns

Cynefin: Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Wales Project

The Arts for Health and Wellbeing Team are proud to present a new display of artwork in our Corridor Exhibition space at University Hospital Llandough. A new curriculum will be introduced in Welsh schools in 2022 to teach children about racism and the contributions of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. In preparation for this, … Continue reading Cynefin: Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Wales Project

Headway – Finding our Place & Making our Mark Exhibition

The Hearth Gallery at University Hospital Llandough is delighted to present a creative community exhibition by members of the Cardiff & South East Wales charity, Headway that supports people with Acquired Brain Injury. The exhibition is a showcase of collaborative and experimental work from recent and ongoing creative workshops sessions including art, drama and dance … Continue reading Headway – Finding our Place & Making our Mark Exhibition

Ways to Support us

The Arts for Health and Wellbeing Team really appreciates any support you can give to allow us to continue to provide our patients and Health Board Staff with creative experiences, opportunities and environments through a range of arts mediums.

Creative Cuppa 2021

The Creative Cuppa has launched to celebrate the amazing work of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board staff and to raise funds to continue to support them with creative opportunities, experiences and environments in the workplace. The event encourages supporters to improve wellbeing by taking the time to be creative, enjoying a cuppa together, whilst … Continue reading Creative Cuppa 2021

Patient Poetry by Trevor Plenty

This week is Action for Brain Injury Week, and we are delighted to share a collection of poems written by Trevor Plenty, a former brain injury patient at Rookwood Hospital. Trevor’s poems documenting his journey from his youth in the Royal Air Force (RAF) through to his accident and recovery, whilst capturing his positive attitude throughout.

CF Voices

We’re developing an innovative arts project with the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre in partnership with Four in Four and funded by HARP - Arts Council of Wales, Y Lab (Cardiff University and Nesta).

In the Seam – A solo Exhibition at the Hearth Gallery by Cerys Knighton

Click below to enter the Virtual Gallery In the Seam The Hearth Gallery at University Hospital Llandough is delighted to present a large showcase of work by local Welsh Artist and PhD student, Cerys Knighton. This exhibition by Cerys explores bipolarity in different spaces – threading between the medical, the domestic, and the natural. The … Continue reading In the Seam – A solo Exhibition at the Hearth Gallery by Cerys Knighton

Adele Pask – Artwork in Response to the Black Lives Matter Movement

Cardiff and Vale Arts for Health and Wellbeing programme is delighted to commission Artist Adele Pask 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. This artwork has been supported by Cardiff & Vale Health Charity and NHS Charities Together … Continue reading Adele Pask – Artwork in Response to the Black Lives Matter Movement

Threads of Memory, The Spaces Between Us

The Arts for Health and Wellbeing Team, supported by Cardiff & Vale Health Charity were delighted to commission and support artist Marion Cheung to work on an innovative project, Threads of Memory, The Spaces Between Us, delivered to patients and staff at St. David’s Hospital, Cardiff.

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

Inclusion Art – A year of Covid

Cardiff and Vale Arts for Health and Wellbeing team at Cardiff & Vale Health Charity are pleased to announce they are commissioning a number of artists to produce work that celebrates and acknowledges the contribution of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board staff from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

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.

Thank You for Your Art Contributions

During the pandemic, Cardiff and Vale Arts for Health and Wellbeing received generous contributions of art from many individuals. This art captured moments in time of the feelings of the nation. Some of the art was reflective, some art was uplifting, some art formed tributes those loved ones lost due to Covid-19.  These art works will be a lasting reminder of a challenging time for many.

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.

Rachel Hannah Exhibition

We are delighted to have on display a series of bright and colourful Meadow paintings by local painter, Rachel Hannah. We are delighted to have on display a series of bright and colourful Meadow paintings by local painter, Rachel Hannah.

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

World Aids Day

World Aids Day is held annually on December 1st to bring attention to the HIV epidemic, increase HIV awareness and encourage people to speak out against HIV stigma.  Cardiff & Vale Health Charity will be marking this day with a reflection of the art they have commissioned for those affected by HIV. Gareth Thomas, Welsh … Continue reading World Aids Day