Musgrove art exhibition focuses on the Levels

A NEW art exhibition has opened at Musgrove Park Hospital with a special focus on the Somerset Levels.

The exhibition has been co-ordinated by the hospital’s Art for Life programme and designed by renowned curator Geoffrey Bertram.

Lisa Harty, art and design coordinator for Art for Life, said: “We’re delighted to introduce this new art exhibition at the hospital. The Somerset Levels are a significant and central feature of the county’s landscape. We walk and drive across them, around them, take the train through them, and paddle their waterways.

The area provides important agricultural land, as well as being essential feeding grounds for resident and migratory birds.

“The purpose of this exhibition is to provide glimpses into this world, to show something of those who live on and from the Levels as found in the work of artists who live there, whose art is inspired by what they see around them.”

A hospital spokesperson said: “You can view the exhibition at the Musgrove Gallery and The Wall at Musgrove Park Hospital until July 20.

“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are currently operating responsible visiting at our hospitals and units, so we’d encourage people not to visit the hospital unless you are visiting a patient or have an appointment.”

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