Art, landscape and health event – Biophilia Film Channel & Drawing Inspiration
27th January 2015, 15-30 to 17-30
Lecture Theatre, Education Centre, Dorset County Hospital, Williams Ave, Dorchester, DT1 2JY, UK
Entry is free but please RSVP via Eventbrite
I’ve been invited to give a short talk about wired well-being at this event dedicated to two projects by Arts in Hospital and Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Both showcase in different ways the relationship between landscape, art and wellbeing at Dorset County Hospital. See some of the films on show, hear from the curator Dr Richard Povall, editor of Digital Creativity Journal and listen to a short talk from me, then take a look at the Drawing Inspirations exhibition, followed by tea and cake in Damers Restaurant.
Films on show in the new channel include works by Sue Palmer, Ivon Oates, Robert Golden, Dave Young (Pod Films), Sam Stewart, Stephen Banks, Matt Stockman, Ben Symonds, Geoff Dunlop, Phil Bambridge / Nathan Filer, Ted Evans, Matt Stockman, Michael Jenner and Alex Murdin.
I’ve written about this innovative project before (see How to bring nature into your digital world: 1.) but the Biophilia Channel takes the idea one step further by inviting artists to create works specially designed for streaming to patients in certain wards. I look forward to seeing them.
I also look forward to the Drawing Inspiration exhibition, which takes a closer look at landscape-inspired art to encourage people to look at the landscape from a new perspective and tell us about the cultural, physical and social changes that have shaped how we live today.
If you live close by, please do come along. It promises to be a very enjoyable gathering. It’s free, but sign up via Eventbrite