Hogarth, the Foundling Museum and arts, health and wellbeing today

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Event details

Event date: 
8 June 2015
Event duration: 
2 Hurs
Type of event: 
Over 18s only
Access for wheelchair users: 
Venue name: 
Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery
Queens Road, Bristol



About the event

Evening drinks reception and prize giving event for the Arts & Health South West Prize 2015, celebrating outstanding contributions to arts, health and wellbeing in the South West in 2015.

A shortlist from the 62 entries to the Arts & Health South West Prize will be in line for prizes worth £7000.

The event is at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery to coincide with the exhibition, William Hogarth: Printer and Printmaker

Caro Howell, Director of the Foundling Museum, will give the keynote address. Hogarth devoted over twenty-five years of his life to the Foundling Hospital, becoming the leading artistic contributor to the Foundling Hospital Art Collection. He was an early proponent of arts and health and is also associated with St. Bart's Hospital where he painted two murals free of charge, The Pool of Bethesda and The Good Samaritan. The Foundling Museum continues to work with contemporary artists for the benefit of local communities and their health and wellbeing. Grayson Perry was a Hogarth Fellow at the museum in 2010 and said: "A seaman, a composer and a painter, and the moving story of the charity they started 270 years ago. It is a recipe of art and care, which still looks after kids today. Coram, Handel, Hogarth, what's not to love?"

Tickets for this event are £20, which includes free entry to the exhibition, wine or soft drinks, and canapés. To book please go to:


Arts & Health South West
Jackie Henville


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