Art at Nevill Hall Hospital

Feb-April 2021, Main Out-patients waiting area, Nevill Hall Hospital


Connections: Nature, Growth and Wellbeing


An exhibition of work by Creative and Therapeutic Arts BA(Hons) Students, USW.

USW students Connections exhibit


This exhibition is the result of second year Creative and Therapeutic Arts students responding to a real-life brief from arts, health and wellbeing charity Gwent Arts in Health (Garth).


The students have responded to the theme of ‘Growth’ to create an exciting collection of original artworks. The exhibition is interested in the relationship between healthcare and the natural world – both the medicinal properties of plants and how natural environments can provide a space for healing and wellbeing. Students took a particular interest in their research in the diverse voices of NHS staff working at St Woolos Hospital, the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and beyond. 


You can download the full text here: English / Cymraeg


 Abdul Seckam, Artist


Seascapes by Abdul Seckam

Abdul was born in Zimbabwe and came to Cardiff in 2002 for his undergraduate studies in Biomedical Science and Masters in Biomedical Sciences (Medical Microbiology).


Having studied Public Health and Preventative Medicine (Epidemiology) in the Caribbean, he returned to Cardiff and has completed a PhD upon the role of evidence based wound care in 2016. He is currently the Stroke Hub Wales manager, a Welsh Government initiative which aims to achieve a step change in high impact stroke research, innovation and education for the benefit of the health, wellbeing and prosperity of the people in Wales.


Abdul is also a keen artist and musician who studied and won an art scholarship at the Peter Birch Art School in Zimbabwe whilst attending high school.


Most of Abdul’s Art work comprised of water colour, acrylic and oil paintings. He has won several Art competitions internationally (Israel) and displayed his art work in Zimbabwe’s National Gallery. Abdul has sold works in Zimbabwe, Israel, Switzerland, Grenada, USA and the U.K. and had several art pieces auctioned in Worcester and Cardiff to raise funds for the Lindsay Leg Club® Foundation, Wound Care 4 Heroes charity, Military Children, the Stroke Association, Bobath Charity & The Go Girl Academy.


If you would like to purchase a piece of art work please contact Abdul at - All proceeds from the sale of the prints will go towards Gwent Arts in Health (GARTH).


Christine Duggan & Graham Allen


A selection of work by artist Graham Allen and photographer Christine Duggan. 

 Chris Duggan Photography

Despite lockdown Graham has been busy with a number of commissions especially dog portraits and Christine has tried to capture photographs in her local area.



This is the 72nd show in a series of exhibitions in and around Nevill Hall Hospital, organised by Gwent Arts in Health.