Mon. Oct 26th, 2020

Isle of Wight Observer News

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Art Exhibition coincides with launch of Operation Geranium

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One Art Gallery space has re opened on the Isle Of Wight with a brand new Exhibition of Artworks collected by local Health Care Hospital worker Steve Double.

During the Covid 19 Global Healthcare Crisis art exhibitions around the world were closed to viewing from the public.

Galleries, their staff, the Artists, and local communities were placed under lock down to protect local health care providers from being overwhelmed by infections.

One Art Gallery space has re opened on the Isle Of Wight with a brand new Exhibition of Artworks collected by local Health Care Hospital worker Steve Double.

The Exhibition coincides with the launch this year of Operation Geranium which saw local community interest company Care In The Garden combining with Age U.K. staff and volunteers to deliver pots of Geraniums to isolated and vulnerable elderly Island residents.

I.W N.H.S. Staff have reacted positively to the changing array of contemporary Art Works displayed along the corridor adjacent to the Full Circle Staff Canteen.

Many of the Island’s Art Creatives have featured alongside internationally acclaimed Artists. illustrators and Designers to create a vibrant and inspiring place an oasis of calm and reflection at the centre of our N.H.S.

The current exhibition is scheduled to be on display for people visiting the hospital until the end of July.

Artworks on Display include works by My Dog Sighs who projected large illuminated images onto the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Tony Trowbridge who recently painted a shipping container destined to travel to Africa’s Ivory Coast to become the Art Centre in a local school.

Nick Dwyer whose Art has been used to promote beers from his Beavertown Brewery in London’s Tottenham Hale where his weekly comedy club at the virtual pub The Covid Arms has raised money for Food Banks.

Some Artwork has been created from photographs of our Elderly Folks warmly receiving Geraniums delivered to their doorsteps, and we plan that this will feature in a range of free postcards helping people re connect with family friends and visitors who have not been able to visit.