Foss Park Arts
Our work leading the arts strategy at Foss Park mental health hospital in York.
In 2021, Converge were asked by Tees Esk and Wear Valleys (TEWV) NHS Foundation Trust to lead the arts strategy at Foss Park mental health hospital in York.
The remit was to provide rolling exhibitions in the main reception area that included both visual and performing arts. In addition to this Converge was asked to provide arts based workshops and performances on the wards.
A group of curators comprising of TEWV staff and volunteers, Converge staff, including people with lived experience of mental ill health, and York St John University arts lecturers meet regularly throughout the year to decide exhibition themes and content.
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Commissioned for our 'Community' exhibition
A Sonnet By Laurie Farnell
A short film to aid the words spoken in a Sonnet written by Converge tutor, Laurie Farnell for the Art Exhibition at Foss Park Hospital, York. Accompanied by a soundtrack composed by Sam McAvoy.
A dance production choreographed by Christie Barnes, performed by Converge students with music composed by Sam McAvoy as part of the Art Exhibition at Foss Park Hospital, York.