If you are passing Hexham Hospital over the next few months, do make a point of swinging by the Atrium (next to the HVS shop) to see Touch, a beautiful exhibition curated by Matilda Bevan. I’m very happy to have a poem included, written specially for the show – printed by Christopher Bacon in Allendale and embellished with watercolour details by Matilda. It sits well alongside work by Mathilda Hornsey, a QEHS student who was invited to participate.
The other artists whose work, using a range of different media, is on display are: Jo Aris, Enrique Azocar, Pauline Gibson, Sheila Martin, Claudia Sacher. All the pieces are delicate but strong, inviting close attention and reflection, resonating in unusual ways with each other and within the hospital context. It’s really worth a look. You will be touched.