New artwork now on display at Lismore Base Hospital

New artwork now on display at Lismore Base Hospital
The link bridges inside Lismore Base Hospital have received a fresh installment of art this week with staff from the Lismore Regional Gallery hanging a new collection of artworks.

The artwork is part of a partnership between the hospital and the Gallery, showcasing a revolving exhibition of around 50 works in the two purpose-built link bridges connecting the existing hospital with the redeveloped south tower (E block).

This is the second installment of artworks since the partnership began in March this year.

General Manager of the Richmond Clarence Health Services Group, Lynne Weir, was previously involved in a similar partnership in Western NSW LHD, and saw an opportunity to replicate the idea here as part of the Lismore Base Hospital redevelopment.

“Art projects have worked well in other hospitals and we have already received a lot of positive feedback from patients, visitors and staff – in fact they love it,” Ms Weir said.

“I like to tell people that we don’t have link bridges, we have art galleries. Studies have shown that art helps patients and families in the healing process. It’s a fantastic way of brightening the building and bringing something of interest into the hospital environment,” Ms Weir said.

Pictured here are gallery staff, Andrew McNeill, Fiona Fraser and Jacquie Connolly hanging ‘Between Worlds 3’ by local Aboriginal artist, Karla Dickens.

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