We are seeking artists for Outside In 2018 - art exhibitions that transform the hospital environment at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Brisbane and Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital.
We invite proposals from artists that wish to show their work in a unique way to a wide audience, impacting directly on the quality of life for patients, visitors and staff. Artists loan exhibitions to the hospital for six month periods and sales of work are encouraged.
Now in its fourth year, Outside In is open to emerging and established artists who wish to show work that provides hospital patients with a connection to the outside world. Art works are expected to stimulate encounters with people, places and experiences beyond the hospital itself. They provide opportunities for reflection and contemplation, and engage memory and recognition, inspiration and motivation.
Artists that exhibit in Outside In have an innate understanding that their work can have a significant positive impact on the hospital experience and well-being of patients, visitors and staff. Research findings on the impact of Outside In exhibitions have concluded that art:
- motivates a patient’s recovery to health
- is therapeutic in helping patients with illness and pain
- assists patients and visitors to orientate to the environment
- assists patients, visitors and staff to connect with others
- draws viewer into a different space and time
- invites viewer to move to a greater sense of wellbeing and spirituality
Outside In is part of the arts program that enhances the environment of our hospitals to support the spiritual, emotional and physical health and well-being of patients, family members and staff.
Details of how to submit a proposal can be found here https://svphb.org.au/home/about-us/arts-program
Enquiries about Outside In or any other part of the hospital arts program can be made to Fiona Forrest, Arts Program Curator, firstname.lastname@example.org