Aerial @ Nevill Hall Hospital

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Funded by The Arts Council of Wales and in partnership with Gwent Arts in Health, the Aerial project will culminate in the creation of an exciting new art installation for the atrium of the Outpatients Hall  at Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny.

The overall design for the new artwork has been created by artist, Tessa Waite, who will lead on the completion and installation.

201402_ariel_design (3)Inspired by the poetry and artwork of Welsh artist David Jones, the installation will be created by a wide range of community groups, particularly those who find it difficult to access creative activities including young homeless people, adults experiencing poor mental health and  older people living in  housing schemes.


Tessa’s role in the project is pivotal, as she is leading a project team working in the community that includes artists working in many different media including clay, print, textile, paint and writing.  Workshops have run throughout 2014 and now the individual pieces are nearly ready for installation.


Click on the links below to see pictures of the workshops.

Becky Adams & Crafty Women

Prue Thimbleby & Torfaen MIND

Sarah Rhys & Torfaen MIND

King Henry VIII Comprehensive School Workshops

Tessa Waite & Monmouthshire Housing Association

The installation and opening date is yet to be finalised but is planned for January, 2015. For more information, like our Facebook page and join the Arts Alive Wales mailing list. This page will also be regularly updated to report on the progress of the project and any new exciting developments.

There are also regular updates on the project blog. Click here to go to the Aerial Project Tumblr page.

DREAMSCAPE is the current art installation at Nevill Hall hospital. Click here to find out about how that installation came about and who helped to make it possible.

For more information about the canonical text ‘In Parenthesis’, please see the Guardian’s “The First World War’s great novelist: David Jones” article, accessible here. The article holds high opinion of the text, praising its significance as providing a firsthand insight into the bridge between mental health and war.

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