Art Exhibition at largest Norfolk Hospital
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals will be featuring a new art exhibition from Age UK Norwich which aims to capture older people’s history in words, pictures and sounds.
The exhibition will be on show along the hospital ‘street’ Level 1, and will feature important moments to promote a better sense of understanding and care.
The exhibition showcases five ‘Life Stories’ created by students from the Jane Austen College who have worked closely with local older people to produce Life Story Scrapbooks. BBC Voices trained the pupils in recording skills and alongside the photography and scrapbook display, the public will be able to hear the older people’s memories come to life.
Emma Jarvis, Hospital Arts Co-ordinator, said: “People visit hospitals for a variety of reasons so we provide a wide variety of art for patients, visitors and staff. We are really pleased to be showcasing the work by Age UK Norwich especially as Age UK is of service to both the visitors and patients of our older people’s medicines wards and the art is a way of displaying both services available and information.”
Age UK Norwich Chief Executive Susan Ringwood said: “The life stories work we do is an important project helping to prevent older people from becoming invisible. If the time comes when their abilities do become impaired, there is a record of who this person once was, what they have done, where they have been. This intergenerational project lasted three months and is just one example of the work Age UK Norwich carries out in the city to help tackle loneliness and social isolation.”
The exhibition is open until the end of April 2016.
Notes to editors:
The Hospital Arts Project at NNUH works on diverse projects with the community, interior design, site specific arts, performances, workshops, exhibitions, events and gardens. Many of its projects project are funded by grants from organisations and charitable donations. For more information visit www.nnuh.nhs.uk/arts