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‘You Scrub Up Well’ – A CF Voices exhibition
The artwork on display was created by People Living with Cystic Fibrosis as a direct response to workshops and creative arts sessions delivered by Four in Four throughout the duration of the project. The sessions explored why we react in certain ways to stimulus & environmental stresses, and encouraged people to engage emotionally. This allowed the participants to use creative arts as a way of expression, giving the viewer an insight into their lived experience of being diagnosed with CF.
We are delighted to introduce the You Scrub Up Well exhibition to the Hearth Gallery, displaying artwork created by participants of the CF Voices Project. The project was a collaboration between the Arts for Health and Wellbeing Team, Cardiff & Vale Health Charity, CAVUHB, Four in Four and the staff at the All Wales Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre, University Hospital Llandough and Multi-Disciplinary Team.
Over the last 3 years the world has changed for people living with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), for some more dramatically than others. Some of the big changes have been due to Covid-19, the introduction of Kaftrio (a new Cystic Fibrosis treatment), and the opening of a new CF unit at University Hospital Llandough.
The ultimate goal of CF Voices was to help create a future CF `Service’, which meets the needs of both staff and People Living with Cystic Fibrosis, created through opening conversations between people with CF and the CF team.
The artists worked with a variety of mediums to create the pieces, exploring video, photography and installation, as well as the traditional art forms of painting and drawing. The breadth of skill on display reflects the various avenues of the creative arts that can be taken to positively affect one’s health and wellbeing.
Artists: Shannon James, Adam McCusker, Stephanie Rutt, Caroline Marie & Kimberly Toogood
Curated by: Tamsin Griffiths & Paul Whittaker (Four in Four) and the Arts for Health and Wellbeing Team