Tate Modern Workshop

Arts in health: Recovery and wellbeing With Vital Arts

Join us for a weekend exploring the positive impact that the arts bring to health and wellbeing

Over the weekend Vital Arts, one of the UK’s leading arts and wellbeing organisations, are presenting a showcase of ‘Arts in Health.’ We invite you to join discussions and share your own experiences of arts in a hospital setting, and to explore how art, design and clinical environment can affect mood, recovery and overall wellbeing. Through artist-led workshops we will be exploring: the complexity of brain functionality; creativity within the restrictions of a renal diet; various aspects of memory; and the role humour can play in recovery.

Join us for our Bead My Brain workshop where participants can create their own necklaces using colour coded beads relating to a colour coded map of the brain. Take part in Mapping Memories and share recollections associated with visual triggers and their connection to key words. Participate in our Renal Recipe Swap, and contribute to our renal-friendly Recipe Wall. Watch students from Central St Martins create an animation that explores the challenges of a restricted renal diet and brings the cooking tips of a dialysis patient to life. And, be sure to Tell us a Joke! Throughout Saturday we will be collecting your best health-related jokes, to be read out in a one-off special performance at 6pm.

Saturday 4th March

12pm – 6pm

Renal Recipe Swap

Exchange of kidney-friendly recipes alongside live animation created by Luise Vormittag and Central St Martin students

Bead My Brain + Mapping Memories

Workshops hosted by Julia Vogl and the London Brain Project exploring memory and brain functionality

Tell us a Joke!

Throughout the day we will be inviting members of the public to jot down their best health-related jokes to be read out from 6pm, as part of Peter Liversidge’s Hospital Joke Book project

6pm – 8pm

Reading Jokes

Your jokes, collected throughout the day, will be read out in a one-off special performance

Sunday 5th March

12pm – 5pm

Renal Recipe Swap

Exchange of kidney-friendly recipes alongside live animation created by Luise Vormittag and Central St Martin students

Bead My Brain + Mapping Memories

Workshops hosted by Julia Vogl and the London Brain Project exploring memory and brain functionality

Tell us a Joke!

Throughout the day we invite members of the public to jot down their best health-related jokes as part of Peter Liversidge’s Hospital Joke Book project

This event is programmed by Vital Arts, a Tate Exchange Associate.

About Vital Arts

Arts and wellbeing is an expanding field, and Vital Arts is at the forefront of providing innovative and ambitious creative projects for patients in hospital.

Working within Barts Health the largest NHS trust in the country – and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers – Vital Arts continually explores different techniques for improving the hospital environment in ways that engage and enrich patients. We view hospitals as important civic spaces in which to introduce new audiences to the transformative power of art. We seek to deliver creative projects that nurture a sense of community, and create an exchange of ideas between patients, staff and the wider community. Past projects have included work by Peter Liversidge, Hurvin Anderson, Ruth Ewan, Catherine Yass, Roger Hiorns, Amalia Pica, Richard Wentworth, Lemn Sissay, and many more.

Tate Modern

Tate Exchange

Blavatnik Building, Level 5

Bankside
London SE1 9TG
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Dates

4 March 2017 at 12.00–20.00

5 March 2017 at 12.00–18.00

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Socially engaged practice

Socially engaged practice describes art that is collaborative, often participatory and involves people as the medium or material of the work