C.A.R Gardens were invited to the launch at Quay Arts because of our involvement with the Chemotherapy garden at St Mary’s Hospital. We designed, built and presently maintain the garden. The garden is a place to aid healing, a place for space, and a place to meet and enjoy. Artists were involved to create furniture and sculptures to add to this environment.
Along with many others my team and I watched a presentation and film of the Healing Arts research and work towards investigating the role and contribution the arts make to our health. The film was very interesting. Inspiring and affirming. I was particularly taken with the stroke patients and how they positively responded using clay. Both physically and emotionally. I studied ceramics at degree level and so perhaps this is still close to my heart.
The new web site has the film embedded, and there is lots of in depth information available. The Artwalk section is a great idea, pinpointing where you can find the art work and garden at the hospital. If you look at the Chemotherapy links you can watch a film about the garden, including interviews with Maria the Lead Cancer Sister and a few words from me.
Thank you to the Healing arts team for inviting us to be apart of their launch. I have been left with a glowing sense of pride that myself and my company: and vitally my team have been a part of designing, building and maintaining a healing environment. Thank you to my committed team: Warren, Kirsten, Sam and David.