A group of patients from the Henderson Ward in Gartnavel Hospital has been participating in a series of workshops with tutor Meredith Crone.
“In mid-April the Project Ability Art Group on Henderson Ward were invited to participate in a Human Geography Research Project. We were asked to explore the patient’s experience of using spaces in a Psychiatric Hospital.
We engaged with this theme for one session only. Patients were presented with photos of different areas of the hospital and asked what kind of feelings or memories these places evoked.
Some of these photos were selected then collaged and made into photo montages with the addition of text, drawing and painting.
When I returned to Henderson ward in June we picked up on the idea of contours and repeated rhythms to emphasise form. This led to some really interesting mark making with ink and dip pens.”