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Hospital Galleries Making a Difference

Artists Jane Skeer, Sue Michael and Catherine Fitz-Gerald

In October 2017, our three art galleries in the Outpatients’ Corridor at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) opened. Named after three significant artists the Bessie Davidson Gallery, Sir Ivor Hele Gallery and Margaret Preston Gallery featured the work of Miranda Lloyd and Quoc Nguyen followed by Rober Habel and Wildlife Photographers, Australia.

The galleries are run as commercial galleries, with exhibitions changing every few months based around the festivals and events in the city. Currently the three galleries are displaying the RAH Fringe exhibition On the Fringe which was opened by Jo O’Callaghan, Head of Artist Services and Events, Adelaide Fringe in front of approximately 70 people. The featured artists are Jane Skeer, Catherine Fitz-Gerald and Sue Michael and their exhibition can be viewed Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm until May 31 with brochures and price lists available on site.

The galleries have already proved popular with staff and patients.

The two Concourse galleries (E and F gallery) will display work by emerging artists – with Sam Davidson‘s work currently on display in the F Gallery. A call out for works by emerging artists will occur later in the year.

All the galleries and exhibitions are under the care of the new Gallery Coordinator, Fiona Borthwick and any enquiries can be directed to Fiona via email: fborthwick@creativehealth.com.

“I am delighted to take up the role of Gallery Coordinator and I am looking forward to working with a diverse group of talented artists to bring exciting new exhibitions and artworks to the patients, families and staff of the RAH as well as the wider community,” Fiona said.