We wanted to emphasise the important role that art plays in palliative care as part of the holistic approach which is central to this area of medicine. This is something that those involved in palliative care have always acknowledged but now its importance is gaining greater recognition.
Leckhampton Court has a day hospice and many of the patients who use it gain a great deal from making art, like one patient who had known nothing about art before he came to the hospice but who, before long, not only made his own art but had made himself an art history expert, his laptop full of pictures by great artists and information about them.
Palliative care and art can be a very happy and helpful combination. Part of the exhibition displayed work made by Leckhampton Court patients.
With thanks to our Exhibiting Artists Claudia Araceli, Jason Gardner-Conway, Sam Crow, Stephen Belinfante, Kate Dove, Louise Millin Inchley, Sam Morris, Christine Smith, Nigel Westaway, Pam Harmer, Carole Bury, Amabel Mortimer, Julie Rawson, Niki Hare, Jacki Storey, Richard D'Arcy, Janie Ranger, Peter Sharman, Anne Blane, Erica Bibbings, Rod Ashman, Kate Phoenix, Douglas Forbes
Why an art exhibition?
In October 2016 an art exhibition was held in support of Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd from 10am until 5pm with a Private View on the evening of Friday the 21st.
The exhibition was held in the prestigious Long Gallery of Thirlestaine House, Cheltenham College, providing a platform for the work of established artists from all over Gloucestershire and from surrounding counties.
The money raised will support the work of Sue Ryder - Leckhampton Court.