Exhibition - 'A View Backwards'
Julie Arkell, Penelope Batley and Shelley Goldsmith were all given a selection of objects that had been used to help the patients remember their past experiences .
Photographer, Jason Oddy was commissioned to take photographs of the hospital.
Hospitals are a there to serve us at our best and worst moments. Birth, death,dementia,recovery etc. Hospitals are layered in history and embedded firmly in the communities they serve. However when conservation comes into play it is difficult to preserve all of these objects (practical and otherwise) including the therapy techniques which had been used in the past. All too often these threads are lost and entombed within the rubble of the buildings, perhaps lost forever.
|Jason Oddy works with the often unseen ways architecture|
It was difficult at times to see where the artist had left off or indeed where the artists work had begun. I enjoyed this confusion and blurring of lines.
|Penelope Batley's interest lays in the unexpected and overlooked|
|Shelley Goldsmith uses textiles to interpret emotions and memories|
associated with the human experience
|Juliie Arkell is a contemporary folk artist woking with paper-|
mache and mixed media