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Image: Glacier Encounter by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, 1976. Part of the Linear Meditations exhibition from Paintings in Hospitals.

Linear Meditations

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

23rd November 2019 -  28th September 2020

Location: Antenatal Day Assessment Unit and Ultrasound Department at Milton Keynes University Hospital.  (No general public access due to COVID-19 restrictions)

Expreience Linear Meditations Online

︎ Not able to see the real thing? You can see all of the artworks, complete with relaxing mindfulness audio via the following link:

︎︎︎  https://www.paintingsinhospitals.org.uk/linear-meditations-online︎︎︎

About the Exhibition
A new art mindful art exhibition from Paintings in Hospitals supporting patients and staff at Milton Keynes University Hospital.  The exhibition features the works of influential British abstract artist Wilhelmina Barns-Graham from Paintings in Hospitals in partnership with Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust and emerging curator Briana Oliver. 

Linear Meditations dives into the representations of water made by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham in her drawings, paintings and etchings between 1975-2002. Capturing water in a variety of forms, from glaciers to seascapes, the exhibition explores the power of water to both calm and captivate.

The exhibition has been specifically designed with care settings in mind, to enhance the care environment and improve patient and staff wellbeing. To help patients and staff engage with the display, the exhibition has a series of practical mindfulness exercises.

Paintings in Hospitals mission is to use art to inspire better health and wellbeing across the UK. Through their art collection and art activities, Paintings in Hospitals helps to create care spaces that encourage, enrich and empower millions of people every year. Find out more at: www.paintingsinhosptials.org.uk

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