The Centre for Creative Health (CCH) aims to improve the quality of and experience of healthcare and to enhance the art already integral to the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) by providing best-practice arts and design programs, projects and other creative initiatives to the Central Adelaide Local Heath Network (CALHN). The CCH is a proud affiliate of The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) and all programs, projects and initiatives are funded through the CCH’s philanthropic and sponsorship contributions and grants.
Exhibiting artworks reflecting the creative vitality and diversity of contemporary Australian artists will be to the benefit, pleasure and education of patients, staff and the general community at the RAH. Therefore the CCH galleries program intends to provide a range of spaces for display of artworks by established, mid-career and emerging artists.
The Galleries Program aims to:
Located on the busy main Concourse of the RAH by lifts E & F, the two Emerging Artist Galleries will showcase the artwork of South Australian art students, graduates and artists at the beginning stages of developing their professional practice. The Centre for Creative Health defines an emerging artist as someone who has either graduated from art school less than five years ago, or artists who have practiced professionally for less than five years.
The Emerging Artist Galleries include:
Exhibitions will be on display for approximately 8-12 weeks and the Gallery Program will aim to present at least four exhibition rounds each calendar year with the final exhibition round extending into January 2020.
Artists are welcome to have their artworks available for sale; if an artwork is purchased a 25% commission will go to the CCH to help support the gallery program.
Supporting mid-career and established artists or artists who have had a professional practice for longer than five years, the Commercial Galleries are located on Level 3 of the Royal Adelaide Hospital in the publically accessible corridor of the Outpatient Department. The galleries include the:
Please note that the gallery dimensions listed refer to the total available hanging space; however galleries do not extend over a continuous length as patient access ways and gallery signage interrupt at irregular intervals.
Exhibitions will be on display for approximately 8-12 weeks and the Gallery Program will aim to present at least four exhibition rounds each calendar year with the final exhibition round extending into January 2020. Where possible, the Gallery Program will actively participate and partner with festivals and events including Adelaide Fringe Festival, South Australian Living Artists Festival (SALA Festival) and History Festival.
Artists are welcome to have their artworks available for sale; if an artwork is purchased a 25% commission will go to the CCH to help support the Gallery Program.
The Commercial and Emerging Artist Galleries are located within a publicly accessible area of the hospital, therefore artwork must be appropriate for display within a healthcare facility where a healing environment is paramount and incidental viewing will occur by people of all ages and diverse cultural backgrounds.
Artworks must be able to be installed for display on a picture rail system with d-rings attached and fit within the dimensions of the space. Artworks must also meet safety standards and should not have any dangerous protrusions or sharp edges.
The CCH has initiated a ‘no glass policy’ for artwork displayed in the RAH galleries. Artwork requiring framing will need to use 3.5mm or 4mm Astariglas Cast acrylic sheeting.
This Centre for Creative Health program is supported by The Hospital Research Foundation