Echuca-Moama and district art will be displayed at the new Echuca hospital.CHLOE PICKARD July 16, 2014 3:12am
The walls of Echuca Regional Health are set to be brightened by around 70 pieces of art from around the district.
Collected during the past 18 months, the art reflects the community and bring cheer to those working and visiting the hospital.
Arts Acquisition Advisory group chair Kerry Williams said installing artwork was the idea of hospital chief executive Michael Delahunty and the board after seeing it in other hospitals.
‘‘They realised artwork in a hospital could make a difference and make it feel like a different place,’ she said.
Works range from those created by members of the Tuesday Junction Art Group, to St Mary’s Primary School students, whose monster drawings are in the surgical ward.
Stage two of the hospital’s development will see commissioned art from acclaimed local Aboriginal artists Judy Atkinson, Clive Atkinson and Vera Cooper, who already has work displayed in the Peter MacCallum Hospital, installed in the foyer.
Ms Williams hoped the art would act as a good way for people to find their way around and connect them with the community.
‘‘People coming in the hospital can connect in someway to a lot of this artwork,’’ she said.
The artwork from schools will change annually as different schools display their work and more art is still on its way.
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