Primary Care, 30 June - 25 August
Curated by Andrea Bell
Saturday 7 July, 11am
Exhibition floor talk
Join curator Andrea Bell for a tour of Primary Care
Primary Care brings together a selection of artworks, photographs, ephemera and archival materials largely gathered from across the Hocken’s collections, that consider aspects of physical, spiritual, community, mental and public health.
Image: Ava Seymour Corsophine Queen, 1998, C-type print on zinc, 7420 x 9120mm from the ‘Health, Happiness and Housing series’, P2001-018, Hocken Collections Uare Taoka o Hākena, University of Otago, courtesy of the artist
The Dunedin Hospital Art Collection: Humanising Clinical and Institutional Spaces
Presented by Christine Mulligan
16 August, 12.10p.m. - 1.00p.m.
Dr Alan Clarke initiated the Dunedin Hospital Art Collection. This presentation examines how art transforms experience of institutional space and contributes to wellbeing of patients, staff and visitors. It also identifies issues for custodial care in an ever-changing work environment, where functionalism tends to overlook the significant role of the art collection.
Christine Mulligan (MA BFA RCN) is employed by The Healthcare Otago Charitable Trust to catalogue their extensive art collection in the Dunedin and Wakari Hospitals, New Zealand. A qualified architectural technician, Christine retrained as a Registered Comprehensive Nurse, graduating in 1985. After raising a family she retrained again, graduating with a Masters of Arts in Art History and Theory. Her unique background in art and nursing, and ability to read architectural plans, lets her negotiate the complex and sensitive healthcare environment.
Previously presented at the Arts and Health Conference 2017, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
This free public talk has been programmed to coincide with the 'Primary Care' exhibition at the Hocken Collections, Uare Taoka o Hākena, which runs until 25 August 2018.
You are welcome to bring your lunch with you.
Image: Robin White, 'your HEALTH is your WEALTH', 1972, painted poster acrylic on board, Collection of Dunedin Hospital.