In response, artists Bettina Reeves, Keri Schofield and Lisa Hellier designed a participatory project to create 3 double sided canopies depicting the transition from night time through twilight to daylight – a ‘dreamscape’. W B Yeats poem ‘He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven’ served as the inspiration and starting point for the artists’ vision. Dreams, wishes, stars and the sumptuous, tactile textiles that were used were all equally important to the many community members who made their own contribution.
Children and young people in 4 schools aged from 7 to 15 years created their own response to the theme in workshops during the early months of 2008. A programme of workshops also enabled over 40 adults, including NHS staff and patients, to contribute. Many of these returned to help stitch together the final artwork that has been on display since summer 2008.
Whilst it has been a source of enjoyment for staff, patients and visitors, Dreamscape has also formed a theatrical backdrop for many further arts events in the Outpatients Hall such as ‘Healing Words’ and the annual ‘Soundscape’.
Yn 2008, cafodd Celf yn Fyw ei gomisiynu gan GARTH (Gwent Arts in Health) i greu darn celf ar raddfa fawr ar gyfer Ysbyty Cyffredinol Nevill Hall yn Y Fenni i wella golwg y neuadd i’w gleifion allanol.
Mewn ymateb i hyn, aeth yr arlunwyr Bettina Reeves, Keri Schofield a Lisa Hellier ati i ddylunio prosiect er mwyn creu 3 canopi ochr dwbl yn cyfleu’r newid o amser y nos i gyfnos hyd at olau dydd – ‘gwlad y breuddwydion’.
Fe wnaeth pobl ifanc o 7 i 15 oed mewn 4 ysgol greu eu hymateb eu hunain i’r thema hon a bu dros 40 o wirfoddolwyr yn helpu i bwytho’r gwaith celf terfynol sy’n cael ei arddangos erbyn hyn er mwyn i staff, cleifion ac ymwelwyr ei fwynhau.