Parents of Evelina patients are finding therapy in art

Friday 14 June 2013

A parent sewing

For seven months, parents of patients at the Evelina Children’s Hospital have found a way of relaxing on the wards through art.

An artist has been working alongside the Evelina school and play specialists to help parents create visual and sound art based on their experiences in the hospital.

Artist Sofie Layton said: “Parents of chronically ill children spend a great deal of time in hospital supporting their children. The aim of this project is to involve parents in activities which give voice to their feelings, and also creates a resource for other families to enjoy when they come to the Evelina.”

The installation will take the form of an ‘alternative’ hospital bay with a bed and screens. It will include images and sound which combine personal testimonies and memories from the parents. It will be displayed in the Atrium, Level 3 of Evelina from 9 - 12 July.

The project was made possible with funding from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity.

Last updated: June 2013

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