Patients creativity leads to sanctury

Animal ceramic sculptures
February 5, 2016

Patients from Mimidi Park, Rockingham General Hospital’s mental health unit, have worked together to create a new artwork for the garden at the unit’s entrance.

Individual ceramic animals were created by patients between 2011 and 2013 to form a wall piece representing a sanctuary.

The project was led by Art Therapist Harriet Sawer as part of the unit’s art therapy program.

“This collection of handcrafted work involved patients at every stage including the installation, which was undertaken as a group activity with current patients from the adult ward,” said Harriet.

“It is wonderful to see the project come to fruition and for patient work to be showcased in this way for patients, staff and visitors to enjoy.”