Over the past 12 years, Garth has worked across the majority of ABUHB hospitals and within the communities that those hospitals serve.

 

Our projects range from live music for patients in acute wards and those awaiting appointments to participatory visual arts projects that produce permanent works of public art within our hospital settings.

 

Our projects involve the patients, staff and relatives in the planning and delivery of projects such as the Gift of Life Commemorative Art which invited those who had been involved in organ donation and dialysis, as well as visitors and staff to decorate glass elements that were combined into permanent pieces of art.

  

By engaging patients and the greater hospital community, and by enabling them to contribute, a greater sense of ownership is developed for the art works. And it is through these often simple but sometimes complex creative activities, meaningful dialogue arises around common themes of health, wellbeing and experience.

 

Do you have an idea for a project? If you are a patient, carer, or a member of staff and have an idea for a project, please get in touch. Enquiries from other organisations and individuals are equally welcome – projects that originate in the community are often the most successful!

 

We are an independent charity reliant on contributions and donations, both in-kind and monetary. If you wish to make a donation, please make cheques payable to: Gwent Arts in Health (GARTH), and send to:

 

The Treasurer,
Gwent Arts in Health (GARTH),
C/o Block 10
Royal Gwent Hospital
Cardiff Road
Newport
NP20 2UB