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Author: Age Cymru
Published on 08 September 2014 01:30 PM

Llandough Hospital is the new home of a very special oil painting that was commissioned by Age Cymru's Gwanwyn arts festival for older people.

‘Gwanwyn’ is an oil and wax painting on canvass by Emrys Williams that we commissioned in 2011 to celebrate the Gwanwyn festival's fifth birthday.

Since then, ‘Gwanwyn’ has been on display at galleries across Wales, including the Museum of Modern Art in Machynlleth.  

It has now found a new home at the University Hospital Llandough in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Emma Robinson, Age Cymru’s Arts and Creativity Development Officer says:

“The Gwanwyn festival is a celebration of art and creativity among older people and over the years we have commissioned works of art - including ‘Gwanwyn’, to highlight the works of older Welsh artists.

“We’re very excited to be able to show the ‘Gwanwyn’ painting at the University Hospital in Llandough as it takes art into an environment where the public wouldn’t necessarily expect to see it.”

‘Gwanwyn’ is on a long-term loan from the Gwanwyn arts festival to the University Hospital Llandough.

Simone Joslyn - Clinical Project Lead at the Cardiff & the Vale University Health Board explains:

“We were very pleased and privileged to receive the ‘Gwanwyn’ painting to display in our corridor and we have received very positive feedback about this piece of art.

“The painting assisted us in producing an arts and health strategy which has led to the health board establishing a dedicated gallery at University Hospital Llandough.

“This is currently under construction and proposed for opening early summer next year and we believe it will further enhance the role of the arts in health and wellbeing at University Hospital Llandough.”

For more information: Call Age Cymru Advice: 08000 223 444