A healthy dose of creativity from THG

Published on: 
21 January 2021

As our Creative Cabin is grounded, we are launching CREATIVE CABIN SHORTS, an inspiring digital programme of art and nature activities, films and workshops.

It is hoped that these will offer some enjoyment and light relief at this time; with special thought for the 15,000 extraordinary employees across the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon NHS Healthcare Trust, as well as other NHS staff and key workers across the region.

The CREATIVE CABIN SHORTS will connect to nature and the landscapes around us, creatively exploring everything from wild swimming to healing herbs, tidal patterns to tree planting. The films will be created in collaboration with a range of SW artists, rangers and practitioners including photographer Paul Blakemore, artist printmaker Emma Molony, artist/boat builder Gail McGarva, artist/herbalist Belle Benfield, artist/lecturer in sculpture and environmental art Justin Carter and theatre director Tom Bailey.

Following the successful NATURE SHORTS and MAKERS SHORTS series, these will be delivered in partnership with Wild East Devon, the Blackdown Hills and East Devon AONB’s.

This new series will be released to NHS staff and on our website and social media every Wednesday, starting 27 January.

Another dose of culture will be offered every Thursday afternoon, starting on 21 January, when Art Historian John Francis will take over as THG’s Guest Editor on social media with his top pick of online art history talks, lectures and virtual exhibitions. This is the prelude to John’s lecture series ‘Art Matters’ which will take place in the gallery from April.