A Sheffield medical centre has launched an exhibition, to help brighten up its walls for visiting patients.
The exhibition, from Sheffield artist Craig Longmuir, features images from around the city, Peak District and Moss Valley, and is on loan to Sloan Medical Centre for a few months.
Staff at the practice, on Little London Road, approached Craig after deciding they’d like to feature something interesting, something that would inspire and generate a talking point in the practice.
Dr Ollie Hart said: “Health care can sometimes feel so serious, so having Craig’s pictures to brighten the walls provides a welcome distraction, and a different dimension to the building.
“We think art appreciation helps to contribute to a feeling of wellbeing. We recognise that there are so many dimensions to wellbeing, and we think health care should seek to connect with the ‘wider determinants of health and wellbeing.’
“Craig has let us borrow the pictures for a few months, as an in-house exhibition. They have already drawn a lot of interest and discussion from our patients. We hope people will browse them whilst attending for their appointments.”
The exhibition was unveiled to staff and patients at a recent closed-invitation event.
Ollie added: “We are lucky to have an active and committed patient group that supports the practice and we wanted to say a thank you for all their advice and efforts for the practice. We took the opportunity to view Craig’s pictures together, and Craig led us on a guided tour of his exhibition to give us some background to his pictures.”
Visit artcraiglongmuir.com to view some of Craig’s work.