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Virtual Delivery of an Arts intervention for Cystic Fibrosis patients during Lockdown.

Four in Four have mentored 6 Cystic Fibrosis patients to create a multimedia Visual Arts exhibition displayed at the Hearth Gallery & online.

"In January 2020, artists Paul Whittaker and Tamsin Griffiths – Four in Four, began an Arts Council of Wales funded project in collaboration with Cardiff & Vale Health Charity Arts Team, the All Wales Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre at University Hospital Llandough, and also supported by our Patient Experience team.

As the Covid-19 crisis grew and our face to face arts-in-health projects were placed on hold, we looked at how we could adapt Paul and Tamsin’s inventive arts sessions to provide much needed virtual sessions with our patients to support them during isolation.


The result was an innovative online visual arts collaboration, CF Voices, the aim to work with 10 people living with Cystic Fibrosis to create artworks in a medium of their choice as an expression of their thoughts, feelings and experiences. A series of sessions (both group and one to one) helped to create a close, supportive and energetic group, who have created a collection of powerful, fascinating artworks which we can share through our online Virtual Hearth Gallery Exhibition, and a Plaza Exhibition, open to our staff at UHL.

Paul Whittaker and Tamsin Griffiths developed a new online arts working practice, working instinctively and sensitively to the needs of all the participants. As we continue to respond to the enormous challenges of the Covid-19 crisis to support our vulnerable patients during lockdown and beyond, we look forward to developing further virtual creative arts projects" - Mel Wotton


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