Poetry and Art combine

Edmonton is proving to be a melting pot of like minded folk!

Fantastic readings, great conversations and engagement with a wealth of wit, humour and dedication to the art of words. We were introduced to artist Shirley Servis, the Staff Literary Artist on the Wards at the University Hospital in Edmonton.

They have a great programme of poets, visual artists and writers that engage with patients at the hospital. The Friends of University Hospitals also commission works and installations around the buildings and they have a fantastic gallery space as you come through the main doors.

The current exhibition by Margie Davidson – Measuring a Year is a year-long knitting project where she had knitted the colours of the season or the environment in which she found herself. Cleverly displayed all around the gallery, so the viewer has to walk in, around and through the work.

Mainly staffed by volunteers, this seemed a great way of connecting with people that may not otherwise have any contact with the art or literary worlds.

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