Art Project – Ysbyty Eryri and Plas Maesincla

Visual artist Annwen Burgess was appointed to stage a mini artist in residence at Ysbyty Eryri and at PlasMaesincla (EMI care home in Caernarfon) as part of the Gwanwyn festival 2011. Annwen delivered a total of 5 art sessions which were held on 8, 15, 22 and 29 June and on 6 July, 2011. She worked in partnership with the Speech Therapy Unit in the afternoons and at Plas Maesincla in the mornings.

Participants were invited to experiment with various art materials, there was no pressure to produce ‘recognisable’ images, they were given the freedom to experiment with and get to know their materials in a safe and facilitating
environment. Although this project was a very short one with only five half day sessions delivered in total; patients were able to produce an interesting body of work. Some of the artwork has been kept by the patients and their families and a few pieces have been framed and will be on permanent display at the hospital and care home.