Nightingale Hall had a fab Art Competition on 9th May with a mixture of guests including local district nurses, mental health professional teams, occupational therapists and Arthaus Gallery Manager, Jade Stimpson and Art Consultant, Catherine Down, but most of all residents and their families.  Ryton Towers was also in attendance to join in for an afternoon of creativity and cakes.

Inspiration for art for the event came from two of MacKenzie Thorpe’s limited edition prints, which were Sweetheart of Mine and Dance in Love, which were donated by the Arthus Gallery to Nightingale Hall for the day.  Our residents and guests had to try and copy the MacKenzie Thorpe pictures which we all had great fun in doing in order to win the competition. 

Nightingale Hall Manager, Michael Campling “The MacKenzie Thorpe art competition at Nightingale Hall, is not only a celebration of Dementia Awareness Week, but also a great way to show that anyone can be involved in creating art at some level”.

Jade Stimpson, Arthaus Gallery Manager “Here at Arthaus, we are passionate about both raising awareness of dementia and encouraging the use of art as a tool for residents to continue thriving and enjoying their day to day lives.  That is why our partnership with Nightingale Hall is so important and we will continue to support them in this wonderful endeavour”.

The winner will have their entry framed and put into the Arthaus Gallery window.  To see all the amazing artwork, Authaus are having an art exhibition day where all the artwork will be on display.  Stay tuned to see who won...

Helen Lawson