The corridors of Gosford Hospital will be full of colour and creativity when the recently opened tower transforms into a pop-up art gallery this month.
The Art of Ageing exhibition will be on display in the new tower foyer from 13 June.
The exhibition is part of the Gosford Hospital Redevelopment Arts Strategy – a project run in partnership with Central Coast Local Health District (the District) and Gosford Regional Gallery (Central Coast Council).
District Redevelopment Manager Fiona Wilkinson said the aim of the Arts Strategy was to incorporate visual arts in the design and delivery of the new Gosford Hospital facilities.
“Our Arts Strategy was an important part of the redevelopment project and our goal was to enhance the experience and engagement of our patients, visitors and staff through the use of art,” she said.
“Art is proven to have a hugely beneficial impact on health and wellbeing as it can influence the way we feel and has the power to calm, distract and connect people.”
The partnership with Central Coast Council will allow the District to display individual works and exhibitions loaned and curated by Gosford Regional Gallery.
“We have installed 40 metres of tracking in the main corridor on Level 4 of the tower to allow us to have a temporary exhibition space and rotate displays every few months,” Ms Wilkinson said.
“This will keep the displays relevant, fresh and vibrant for the public and our staff to enjoy while showing off some of the latest contemporary works by local artists.
“We have also installed up to 550 metres of hanging track throughout the tower so the days of white walls are gone.”
The Art of Ageing is a photographic exhibition aimed at celebrating the value and diversity of older people in NSW and challenges out-dated views of ageing. It will run until 19 October 2018.
For more information on the exhibition: www.facs.nsw.gov.au/about/inclusion/ageing/art-exhibition
For more information on Gosford Regional Gallery: www.gosford.nsw.gov.au/galleries