Art appeal for hospital installations

A group set up to promote the arts in hospitals and leisure centres in south east Northumberland is on the look out for artwork from the county’s schools.

Healing Arts is seeking new work by schools to be presented as part of a new initiative that will bring installations to Wansbeck General Hospital, Blyth Community Hospital, Blyth Valley Leisure Centre and Concordia Leisure Centre in Cramlington.

Northumberland Arts Development and Blyth Valley Arts and Leisure (BVAL) have joined forces with Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to create new permanent exhibitions and an innovative digital touring art exhibition.

A spokesman for Healing Arts said: “This is an exciting opportunity for school children’s art works to be viewed by a very large new audience in non-gallery settings and online.

“We are seeking submissions of new or existing paintings, drawings, photographs, from local school children that explore how healing is portrayed in nursery rhymes, fairy tales and children’s poetry.

“We hope children will be encouraged to explore this theme.”

The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 21.

Members of the public can make a submission via