Public Art in Hospitals: An Analysis of the Production of Art in Hospitals

By Jillian Gates.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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With reference to phenomenology, sociology and spatial aesthetics this study investigates the effectiveness of public art within hospitals, based on a comparative case study of Wyong and Balmain hospitals, NSW, Australia. The intention is to produce a series of digital images that reflect the preferences and perspectives of elderly patients and their family members. This case study employs a mix of qualitative and quantitative research methods to determine whether the quality and subject matter of imagery can alleviate the pain, anxiety and boredom of waiting. The study addresses the significance of art and health, and how the public can contribute to the content and intention of public art.

Keywords: Qualitative and Quantitative Research, Public Art in Hospitals

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp.359-368. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 762.272KB).

Jillian Gates

PhD candidate, Film & Digital Art,, Sydney College of the Arts,, University of Sydney, Rozelle, NSW, Australia

PhD candidate with the Film & Digital Art Studio of Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Australia. Art, health,and wellbeing have been my primary focus when conceptualising innovative installations, digital imagery, documentaries, and film projections. I am involved in a cross disciplinary study with Medical Humanities, investigating the effectiveness of Public Art in hospitals.


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