Displayed at The Hospice of St Francis
From Friday 22nd February, 4pm
All are welcome to join us for the exhibition preview in the reception area from 4pm on Friday 22nd February. Refreshments will be provided.
The Hospice of St Francis is holding an exhibition of works from The Solace Project which has been transferred from the prestigious Central Saint Martins’ School of Art in London.
The exhibition will then be available for the public to view at the Hospice between 9-5pm Monday – Friday, from Monday 25th February
The Solace Project is a participatory art project that took place across two hospices, Princess Alice Hospice in Surrey and The Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted. The aim of the project was to co-produce a work of art with terminally ill patients, their friends and family, and the bereaved, to exhibit at the hospice and elsewhere. The project intended to help participants to regain a sense of worth, purpose, identity and feelings of control at such a difficult stage in life and give them a forward vision. The participants of each Solace Project are all considered co-producers and their work, comprising of guided craft skills, is fundamental to the final artwork.
This project was set up by Sophie Alston, Ingrid Pumayalla and Irini Folerou, who graduated from MA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins in 2015. The project was conceived after Sophie’s mum had been cared for by Princess Alice Hospice during Sophie’s time at Central Saint Martins.