HeARTh Gallery

Rookwood PhotoRenga

HeARTh Gallery Llandough

Oriel yr Aelwyd : The HeARTh Gallery

Open daily 9am – 8pm

Main Plaza Entrance, Ground Floor, Llandough Hospital, CF64 2XX

PhotoRenga are inspired by an ancient form of Japanese poetry, in which sequences of haiku construct complex and profound renga poems.  The aim of the PhotoRenga project is to produce a series of short, collective, visual renga using photography, in a unique workshop format that enables people of all abilities to take part.

The project began when members of the Cardiff & Vale Brain Injury Group produced PhotoRenga in an ongoing workshop programme started in 2010 by David Sinden. 

The PhotoRenga workshops provided by David Sinden and Kate Woodward at Rookwood Hospital were open to six people with an adventurous spirit on each day.  Participants  started from a space, split up and created photographs on various themes. After reviewing the images together, one image from each person’s camera was chosen and then passed on to another person in the group. These images were then used as the source or as inspiration to produce a new set of photographs from which one image will be selected, and so the process was repeated during the workshop. The result was a series of collective PhotoRenga, and these inspiring works are on display in the gallery.

David Sinden has been running the PhotoRenga workshops since 2010, Kate Woodward has been a project partner since 2015.

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HeARTh Gallery

miscellaneous RULES

The HeARTh Gallery is delighted to present the first solo exhibition by Cardiff based artist, writer and filmmaker, Paul Whittaker.

miscellaneous RULES explores how each and every one of us lives by a set of rules. Some of these are generated by the society and culture we live in, some by our families, our social circles, our churches, our media and of course, by ourselves.

Our rules dictate how we live our lives.

The HeARTh first met Paul when he exhibited in the gallery with Disability Arts Cymru as part of the Walls: Muriau Welsh Mental Health Arts Festival in 2016. Fascinated and intrigued by Paul’s fresh and inspiring approach in communicating the lived experience of mental health through film, writing and installation, Paul was invited to develop work for the gallery.

Paul Whittaker was diagnosed with Bi-Polar Manic Depression whilst studying for his BA in Film, Paul has spent his life exploring his condition through the Arts and working with the Public Sector. Several of his projects made with Public Health Wales have received national and international recognition. Paul has exhibited as a digital artist, worked in theatre, television, dance as well as independent film. His numerous clients include – The Sherman Theatre, The Old Vic, Channel 4, Mind Cymru, Public Health Wales and Arts Council Wales.

We hope that you will be able to visit this intriguing exhibition and join us in a conversation with Paul Whittaker at 4pm on Wednesday 24th January

The HeARTh Gallery, 

Ground Floor, University Hospital Llandough, Penlan Road, Llandough CF64 4XX


Oriel yr Aelwyd: The Hearth Gallery

New Exhibition – Bloom

Oriel yr Aelwyd: The Hearth Gallery is delighted to be part of the Gwanwyn Festival 2017.

May 8th – 31st

Open daily 9am – 8pm

HeARTh Gallery, Llandough Hospital, Penlan Road, Llandough, CF64 4XX

Alongside an inspiring art exhibition we are pleased to announce a series of Drama Therapy and Movement workshops by Esyllt George, Helen Turnbull and Cai Tomos held in both the gallery and in the MHSOP at University Hospital Llandough throughout May.

Artists : Jason Cook, David Gould, Patrizia Hodge, Dilys Jackson, Kay Keogh, Tina Neale, Gwyneth Price, Jackie Shackson, Philippine Sowerby, Susan Mary Smith, Antonia Spowers, Debbie Walters, Jan Williams, Melanie Wotton, Helen Turnbull

If you would like to take part in one of our workshops, please go to our webpage

http://www.cardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.uk/creative-arts-in-healthcare/ for more information

or please contact melanie.wotton@wales.nhs.uk