Dulwich Picture Gallery launches new health-focused commissioned art series for children’s services – South London News

Can art help a community become happier and healthier?

The Dulwich Picture Gallery and Tessa Jowell Health Center (TJHC) are calling for applications for a new series of health-focused art commissions to show that no one is too young to experience great art.

The new digital art commission is set to be on display in the children’s services area of ​​the TJHC center in East Dulwich.

This is the second of four art commissions that invite artists to create and develop works in situ for the center.

The work will follow the unveiling of the inaugural commission, The Health Center Quilt.

The impressive large-scale work of art by local artist collective Bamidele Awoyemi, Farouk Agoro and Livia Wang currently adorns the glass balustrade at the heart of the centre’s reception area.

Now the Gallery and TJHC are turning to the realm of digital or technology-driven art, inviting artists to produce works that will play a pivotal role in making such an integrated space welcoming, engaging and safe.

Children’s Services, provided by Evelina London, part of the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, provides vital support to families and young people in the Southwark area.

Located across from the health centre’s garden courtyard, the TJHC’s children’s services area is a prime location for a work of art, which will be seen by all who use the family-centered services of the TJHC. center.

For this commission, the Gallery and TJHC are seeking an interactive piece of art designed specifically to be child-friendly and engaging for diverse families.

Alexander Moore, Creative Producer at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, said: No one is too young to discover great art.

“This new interactive commission will bring positivity and well-being to children, parents, caregivers and staff at Tessa Jowell Health Center.

“By integrating innovative digital art into the centre’s spaces, we can support healthier and happier communities through creativity. “

Sam Hepplewhite, Local Manager, Southwark, at the NHS South East London CCG, said: We are delighted to open applications for the second artistic commission.

“The center is not only a place that provides health care, we also want it to contribute to the well-being of the people of Southwark.

“We hope this piece of art, once installed, will help support a healthier, happier community by creating a more creative and accessible space for children to receive care. “

Learn more about the commissions and the partnership between the Dulwich Picture Gallery and the NHS South East London CCG which brings together art, programming, training and community involvement here.

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