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18th September 2020 Latest News

Colouring the Walls of Lyell McEwin Hospital

Tutti Arts LMH Gallery

The Centre for Creative Health teams up with Tutti Arts for Exhibition

A burst of colours is brightening the walls of the Lyell McEwin Hospital (LMH), thanks to the artworks of 16 talented local artists inspired by their COVID-19 stories.

CCH is thrilled to present this exhibition, called BURST: Static Vibrations, featuring art by the Tutti Arts Barossa artists.

The vibrant and diverse display reflects each artists’ individual journey as they navigate through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The group began working on these artworks in June, post-isolation and created pieces on the theme ‘surviving COVID’, telling their story of 2020.

The result is a burst of colour, vibrations and stillness and each colourful story is relatable and relevant to the broader community and offers a timely reminder that, despite our necessary distance, we are all connected.

CCH’s Senior Curator Fiona Borthwick says bringing this exhibition to life alongside Tutti Arts is helping create positivity within the community and the artists in such a challenging year.

“Art in a hospital setting can have a powerful impact on people, especially those facing a difficult time in hospital, as well as the hospital staff working hard to help people in their time of need,” Fiona says.

“The pieces from Tutti Arts artists are incredibly bright and colourful and will definitely transport viewers and take their minds off what they’re going through.”

Tutti Arts Artistic Director, Pat Rix, says: “Tutti artists are very tuned in to their communities and I can’t think of anything more appropriate this year than to mount an exhibition aimed at lifting the spirits of health workers, patients and visitors at Lyell McEwin Hospital.”

The LMH is a very important hospital servicing the northern community. Sandra Parr, Executive Director of Allied Health within the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network says it’s a great collaborative initiative that will be enjoyed by all at the hospital.

“I’m very happy to support these local artists by having their pieces brighten up walls at the Lyell McEwin Hospital and am looking forward to seeing how patients and staff react to their incredible work,” Sandra says.

The exhibition can be enjoyed by the many patients, staff, volunteers, and visitors at the LMH from 18 September 2020 until 11 December 2020.