PARTIA – Promoting Arts in Aintree


I’m a bit late with this news but its well worth mentioning and is an excellent ongoing project at Aintree Hospitals.

Phil Redmond took a trip down memory lane as he opened a new hospital art exhibition celebrating all things Scouse.

The tribute to Liverpool life, called The Memory Lane Murals, features Liverpool icons such as Steven Gerrard, the Queensway tunnel and a spot for a favourite familiar to Phil, Brookside Close.

The exhibition is being staged at Fazakerley hospital.

It is hoped the artwork will have a positive effect on the older patients visiting the elderly rehabilitation unit where the murals are on display.

Promoting Art in Aintree commissioned Liverpool artist Jemma Egan to create the artwork.

Arts coordinator at Aintree Paula O’Malley said: “The intended benefits are to encourage discussion and promote communication between patients and their team through reminiscence therapy, which helps the patient maintain good mental health.”

The murals consist of 32 corridor panels over two floors and cover a snapshot of the last 100 years.

Artist Jemma is one of Liverpool Biennial’s “pool pool” of freelance artists.

She said: “I recently spent some time with a relative on the ward so I was pleased to create something that could help patients.”

There is also work by Laurence Payot (pictured below) and a Superlambanana.

PARTIA holds regular meetings and welcomes involvement from artists, the community and sponsors. Contact Paula O’Malley for further information.

Full details on the website

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