all threads lead back to here is a group exhibition of new paintings, sculpture, photography and prints by Kenny Harrison, Tom McAlister, Paul McGinley, Jimmy McMillan and Sean O’Hagan, all attendees of The Art Room Creative Arts Service at The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice.
In early 2017 the Arts Team at the Hospice started meeting regularly with Dr Ben Colburn, Senior Lecturer in Moral and Political Philosophy, University of Glasgow to practically and theoretically explore creativity and autonomy at the end of life. The exhibition all threads lead back to here, directly applies some of these ideas and explores how a thread can be traced back through a creative process in such a way that supports a person’s autonomy in life.
Developed through a process of exploration and experimentation the works in the exhibition combine personal insight with a connection with others, as well as the physical environment. As a whole, the exhibition celebrates a wide range of mark-making, from the exploration of instinctive and imaginative two and three dimensional forms; to deliberate repetitive marks guided by a sensory approach. Compositions have been created that layer colour and texture, and accentuate form; include loose painterly marks inspired by architecture and photographic landscapes that generate poetry.
The new Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice will open its doors in October 2018 on a 7.5-acre green site in Bellahouston Park adjacent to the Studio Pavilion. The new facility will lead the way in palliative care, offering an unrivalled standard of support to 1200 new patients and families every year in a purpose-built building. It is the first in this country to be built to the Scandinavian Sengetun model of care, with adaptable private, social and family spaces specifically designed to boost well-being and create a sense of calm.