Foyer installation: The Tribute Program, Inscape Visual Arts
The Tribute program is an Inscape visual arts program that recognises and values stories from people who are hospitalised at the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH). The Inscape illustrator spends time with a selected patient; listens to their stories with a focus on celebratory moments and finding the spark within them.
The illustrator collaborates with the patient to create a meaningful and cherished artwork that beautifully depicts the essence of that person. The patient and their loved ones keep the original artwork as a memento and, with their permission, a copy of their artwork is exhibited in a public space at the hospital.
Presentation: Our aim is to offer the actual experience of receiving a Tribute artwork to 2 selected conference delegates and for other interested delegates to observe the process as the artists create the work in the foyer.
*Delegates who are interested in having the experience will put their name in a hat on Monday morning, and at lunchtime, two names will be drawn.
The selected two will each spend half an hour on Monday afternoon privately telling their story to the Inscape Arts Health Facilitator. On Tuesday morning, Inscape's two illustrators, Alyssa Bermudez and Jenny Masters, will spend an additional 15 minutes with the delegates and then proceed over the next 3 hours to create the artworks in the foyer of the conference venue. During the day, people may pass by the Tribute Artwork 'studio' area to see the artworks take shape and once finished, the artwork will be gifted to the 2 participants.
The artists, Alyssa Bermudez and Jenny Masters, will be in the Making Space on Tuesday 26 March 2019.