A Brief History of Healing
Arcade Campfa, Cardiff
5th September – 5th October 2019

A Brief History of Healing was a collaborative partnership project between Arcade Campfa, the Cardiff and Vale University Health board and visual artist and curator Gail Howard. Through dialogue and art making this show focused on the value of therapeutic environment, particularly within an institutional context.

Split across two sites, this group exhibition showed works made by contemporary artists, alongside work made by patients from the 1950s on loan from Glenside Museum as well as archival material from the Whitchurch Hospital Historical Society.

Throughout the exhibition, each artist delivered a creative workshop, and the works made by locals were added to the show until closing.